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Cloth, beads, sequins
early 20th century
7 5/8 × 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (19.4 × 1.3 × 18.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Edgar J. Guarino
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Iroquois. Beaded Bag, early 20th century. Cloth, beads, sequins, 7 5/8 × 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (19.4 × 1.3 × 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Edgar J. Guarino, 2016.11.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.2016.11.7_view01.jpg)
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Bag of bright pink cloth decorated with beaded designs of a lion and vines on one side; and a cat, sheep, bird, and vines on the other. The figurative designs are framed by two rows of clear beads. The top of the bag is decorated with shorts strands of clear beads in a horse shoe shape. The whole bag is edged with a wide band of clear beads. Metallic sequins adorn the ends of the green beaded vines. The bead colors are clear, white, green, red, blue, grey, and turquoise.
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