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Beaded frame purse
1834, side 1
1834, side 2
1834 left
1834, right
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 8 3/4 inches width
6 1/2 inches height
3 3/4 inches height handle height
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, Bishop 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 Discovery: Not earlier than 1860 - Not later than 1901

Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 1834
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