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Iroquois beaded pincushion
Description Heavily beaded velvet pincushion with a glazed cotton backing. The pincushion has scalloped edges and features two beaded birds. The pincushion was made by the Dakota of Prairie Island Indian Reservation, Minnesota.
A pin cushion consisting of dark purple velvet stuffed with sawdust in a scalloped rectangular shape, covered in raised clear, green, red, gold, silver and blue glass beads in the shape of a central pair of birds grasping a bouquet of flowers, surrounded by leaf forms. 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
9 3/4 inches width
7 inches depth
Nomenclature Pincushion
Beadwork
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Prairie Island, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Smith, Miss Barbara
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Prairie Island, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Beadwork
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1900

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9449