Medium: Hide, beads, porcupine quills, deer hooves, sinew, fiber threading
Dates:late 19th or early 20th century
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (13 x 13 cm)
Accession Number: 08.434
Catalogue Description: Circular pouch possibly used to carry peyote, a dome-shaped cactus that is used as a narcotic. Or it may have been a pouch to hold other special object. Possibly it was originally a tipi ornament that was converted to a bag. The front is decorated with 9 alternating white and red circular bands that are bisected by 8 black stripes (resembling spokes of a wheel) of porcupine quillwork. The back is of commercial leather with a scroll, punctate design and beaded cross-shaped decorations in blue, yellow and red. Encircling pouch is a fringe of 13 red, white, and black quill-wrapped leather strips and carved deer hooves. Condition is good.