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Object description

  • Plains artist
  • Pouch, 19th century
  • Leather, glass, dye
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 7 1/2 in, W: 6 in, D: 1/4 in (L: 19.0 cm, W: 15.2 cm, D: .6 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Charles Goddard Weld, 1909
  • E12966


This is a yellow dyed leather pouch with a broad fringe (the bits of skin are broad) except at the neck. There is a pucker thong at the opening. Both of sides of the pouch are decorated with colorful glass beadwork. One side of the pouch is decorated with dark blue and red rectangles with four cones of light blue, tipped with green. The reverse side is decorated with a floral design in several colors with a shiny white-gray border.