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Olive Green Bag with Flaps and Extra Pocket

Arts of the Americas

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
MEDIUM Velvet, beads, silk, cordage
DATES late 19th-early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
ACCESSION NUMBER 30.1459.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Margaret S. Bedell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small ladies purse heavily beaded on velvet on one side and undecorated on the other. Such bags were often made for trade to non-Native customers especially in areas such as Niagara Falls, Chautauqua Lakes, and the Finger Lakes regions where Iroquois beadworkers sold them directly to customers.
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