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Iroquois beaded pincushion

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Description An Iroquois pincushion 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, circa the mid- to late 19th century. This piece was apparently collected from Dakota people, but was not manufactured by them. 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.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 1/4 inches height
9 3/4 inches width
7 inches depth
Nomenclature Pincushion
Creation Made by Iroquois Indians
Collected in Prairie Island, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Smith, Miss Barbara
Made by Iroquois Indians
Collected in Prairie Island, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States
Used in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1850 - Not later than 1900

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 9449
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