Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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leather pouch
  • unknown Amazigh (Berber) maker
  • leather pouch, circa 2009
  • Where object was made: Morocco
  • leather, sequins, dyeing, sewing, metal thread, appliqué
  • Object Height/Width: 18.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width: 7 5/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Not on display
  • C2014.002

Small pouch made from leather and with a small short handle. The front of the pouch is dyed black and is decorated with small dyed circles of leather appliqued to the leather and surrounded with silver colored metal-wrapped thread. There are also gold colored sequins sewn onto the front. Along the bottom there are three small clusters of leather tabs that are sewn onto the bottom edge. The colors in the leather cluster are blue, red, green, pink, yellow, and white. Around the edge of the pouch and the short handle are dyed orange. The back is light tan.