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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)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
ACCESSION NUMBER 30.1459.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Margaret S. Bedell
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Iroquois (probably). Olive Green Bag with Flaps and Extra Pocket, late 19th-early 20th century. Velvet, beads, silk, cordage, 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Margaret S. Bedell, 30.1459.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 30.1459.10_front_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE front, 30.1459.10_front_PS9.jpg., 2019
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This small ladies purse is heavily beaded on velvet on one side with the other side plain. Such bags were often made for trade to non-native customers especially in areas such as Niagra Falls, Chataqua Lakes and the Finger Lakes regions where Iroquis beadworkers sold them directly to customers.
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Iroquois (probably). <em>Olive Green Bag with Flaps and Extra Pocket</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Velvet, beads, silk, cordage, 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in.  (18 x 14.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Margaret S. Bedell, 30.1459.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 30.1459.10_front_PS9.jpg)

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