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
Velvet, beads, silk, cordage
late 19th-early 20th century
7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm)
Gift of Margaret S. Bedell
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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