Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Sioux peoples
  • pouch, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: Great Plains
  • buckskin, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 17.5 x 15 cm length does not include drawstring
    Object Length/Width: 6 7/8 x 5 7/8 in length does not include drawstring
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1420

The almost circular buckskin drawstring pouch has short fringe decorating the round portion. The beading is done in lane stitching. The front has a diamond pattern in the center with red, dark blue, light blue, and green. The side points have green bands with a red block at the end that travel horizonally. Small diamonds in yellow or light blue/red stripe decorate the perimeter. The back is undecorated.