Iroquois (probably). <em>Bag</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)



Medium: Velvet, beads, silk, cordage

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (18 x 14.5 cm)


Accession Number: 30.1459.10

Image: 30.1459.10_front_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small ladies purse with beaded floral designs 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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