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Object description

  • Kahnawake Mohawk (Caughnawaga) artist
  • Pouch, before 1951
  • Cotton, wool, glass
  • Saint Lawrence River, Quebec, Canada
  • H: 5 1/4 in, W: 5 1/2 in (H: 13.3 cm, W: 14.0 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Willard C. Cousins, 1951
  • E29275


This is a beaded cloth pouch, decorated with transparent, yellow, gold, blue and pink glass beads in a leaf pattern bordered with white beads. The bottom of the pouch is shaped with three lobes. The pouch has a flap on each side but the opening is in the top. The edge of the pouch, not including the flap, is trimmed with red cloth. The object is lined with and the opening edge is trimmed with a cream colored cotton cloth.