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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Pouch, 19th century
  • Leather, glass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 10 1/4 in, W: 6 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 26.0 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1909
  • E12965


This is a beaded leather pouch with a light buckskin fringe on the sides and a turned down collar. There is a puckering thong at the opening. There is a tassel made of four thongs bound with red and blue glass beads at the bottom. On one side the pouch is decorated with a checkerboard pattern of skin and squares of blue, red, white and yellow beads. On the reverse side the pouch is decorated with an oblong of blue and red with four cones of black and yellow.