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Iroquois beaded pincushion
Description Heavily beaded velvet pincushion with a glazed cotton backing. The pincushion has scalloped edges and is from the Beaver Falls, Minnesota, area. It was reportedly made by the Dakota of Birch Cooley, Minnesota.
A pin cushion consisting of dark purple velvet stuffed with sawdust in a scalloped rectangular shape, covered in raised clear, green, red, gold and blue glass beads in the shape of a central bird grasping a branch. 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 inches height
7 1/2 inches width
5 3/4 inches depth
Nomenclature Pincushion
Beadwork
Creation Made in (possibly) Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Algonquin Indians
Subjects Made in (possibly) Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Algonquin Indians
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Approximately 1870 - Approximately 1879

Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 6587.1