Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beaded drawstring pouch
  • United States
  • beaded drawstring pouch, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • leather, metal, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 21 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 8 1/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1436

The oblong leather pouch has a drawstring closure. The beaded decoration appears to be three pod-like representations, on each side, in dark blue and green beads with metal beads at the tips, and red and light blue circles at the end of two of them, and light blue and yellow circles on the middle bean pod. The top decoration is a leaf-like design in medium blue and red with metal beads at the tip.