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Iroquois beaded velvet purse whimsy
Description A small purse or box consisting of purple velvet and different colored flannel over a cardboard backing, covered in raised clear, green, red, gold and blue glass beads with a clear glass bead strap. 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 3 1/2 inches height
4 inches width
3 inches depth
Nomenclature Purse (bag)
Creation Made by Iroquois Indians
Subjects Made by Iroquois Indians
Used in Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Dakota Indians--Minnesota--Birch Coulee--Commerce
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Indian. Clothing. Accessories. Bags & Pouches. Miscellaneous
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1870 - Not later than 1879

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6587.3