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Object description

  • Northeastern Woodlands artist
  • Pouch, before 1927
  • Wool, glass, silk
  • Northeastern United States
  • H: 3 3/4 in, W: 4 1/2 in, D: 1/8 in (H: 9.5 cm, W: 11.4 cm, D: .3 cm)
  • Gift of Miss Caroline Goldthwait, 1927
  • E20216


This is a hexagonal pouch of maroon velvet with pinkish lining and a triangular opening flap. It has an edging of white beads, and designs on both sides of the pouch. On the front, the top flap is decorated with green and yellow beads in a swirling geometric patter with a white border. The main body of the front has various beaded borders or lines of white, green, yellow and blue beads surrounding a swirling geometric pattern of violet beads. On the back, more borders of white and yellow, as well as green and blue zigzags, surround an inner geometric design of yellow beadwork with four white and black coil designs.