Beaded frame purse
1834, side 1
1834, side 2
1834 left
1834, right

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Description A beaded leather purse with metal frame, possibly Dakota, circa the mid- to late 19th century. The bag's exterior surfaces are spot-stitch decorated with multicolored glass seed beads. The obverse and reverse feature bird motif with exaggerated red heart above a symmetrical floral spray motif. The interior is lined with brown cotton fabric.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 6 1/2 inches height
3 3/4 inches height (handle)
8 3/4 inches width
6 3/4 inches length (opening)
Nomenclature Purse (ladies' accessory)
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made in (possibly) Minnesota, United States
Clothing. Women's Accessories. Purses. 1860-1890s
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Approximately 1860 - Approximately 1901
(Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1834

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