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Olive Green Bag with Flaps and Extra Pocket

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Velvet cloth, beads
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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Margaret S. Bedell
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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