Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • North or Central America
  • pouch, late 1800s–1999
  • leather, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 32.5 x 16.5 cm length includes longest fringe
    Object Length/Width: 12 3/4 x 6 1/2 in length includes longest fringe
  • Gift of Dorwin Lamkin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1415

The leather pouch has a large net-like body of beading sewn over the top of the leather. The open end has scallops of light blue beads, a single line down the sides to the overall beaded portion. The beaded portion is done in zigzag bands of dark blue, light blue, red, yellow, colorless, and white beads. The bottom seam has long beaded fringe. The top 1/3 is yellow, the middle 1/3 is red, and the bottom 1/3 is light blue, and the bands are separated with white beads.