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Iroquois beaded pincushion
Description Silk velvet, heavily beaded pincushion with a glazed cotton backing. The pin cushion has scalloped edges and is filled with sawdust. It was purchased from Indians in Dakota Territory near Havana, North Dakota, circa 1850-1900.
A lpin cushion consisting 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. 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.
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 (possibly) Dakota Indians
Purchased in Havana, Sargent County, North Dakota, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Andrus, Frances Helen Reed
Made by (possibly) Dakota 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