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Object description

  • Dakota (Eastern Sioux) artist
  • Pouch, before 1908
  • Leather, quill, glass, metal
  • Great Plains, United States
  • H: 8 1/8 in, W: 6 3/8 in (H: 20.6 cm, W: 16.2 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1908
  • E10385


This is a leather pouch with a rim of white and blue glass beads. The front of the pouch is broad with continuos bands of flattened orange porcupine quills, framing three white keystones. The back is decorated with broad transverse bands of flattened red porcupine quill. There is a leather fringe on the bottom. At the top of the pouch there are two strips of leather wrapped in red quill work terminating in two tin tassles in dark brown and with one red half way up on each side. There is horsehair protruding out of the tin tassles. There is a thin carrying thong partially wrapped in orange dyed quills.