Object photography

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Object description

  • Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux) artist
  • Pouch, late 19th century
  • Leather, metal, glass
  • Great Plains, United States
  • H: 15 in, W: 22 7/8 in (H: 38.1 cm, W: 58.1 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Amy Gillette Bassett, 1934
  • E21294


This is a large pouch, or possibly a saddle bag, made with tanned hide. There are metal cones and yellow horse hair ornamentation along the sides and the flap. The object is decorated with glass beadwork along the front and on the flap. There are nine bands of beadwork on the front, four solid green and five with a white background and red, yellow and blue geometric designs. There are tufts of red cloth on these bands of beadwork.

Exhibition History

  • Gifts of the Spirit: Works by Nineteenth-Century & Contemporary Native American Artists, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 14, 1996 through May 18, 1997