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Iroquois beaded pincushion
Description An Iroquois pin cushion whimsy. Objects of this type were manufactured by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women in the Niagara Falls area for sale to Euro-American tourists during the second half of the 19th century. This piece was apparently collected from Dakota people, but was not manufactured by them. It consists of purple velvet stuffed with sawdust in a scalloped rectangular shape, covered in raised clear, green, red, gold and blue glass beads in the shape of a central bird grasping a branch with two flowers in its beak.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 1/4 inches height
8 1/2 inches width
6 1/2 inches depth
Nomenclature Pincushion
Beadwork
Creation Made by Iroquois Indians
Purchased in Havana, Sargent County, North Dakota, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Andrus, Frances Helen Reed
Made by Iroquois Indians
Purchased in Havana, Sargent County, North Dakota, United States
Indian. Art
Dates Creation: Approximately 1850 - Approximately 1900

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2001.168.13
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