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Dakota beaded heart shaped pincushion

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Description A Dakota heart shaped pincushion with black velvet front and black cotton fabric back, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The front features spot-stitched glass seed bead-work in floral design with central branch and four floral motifs. Predominant colors are pink, blue, green and yellow. While it's certainly possible this object was collected among the Dakota, the style in which it was made strongly indicates its Anishinaabe origin.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 5 1/4 inches length
4 1/4 inches width
Nomenclature Pincushion
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Minnesota, United States
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Pincushions
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Discovery: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1968

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