Beaded pincushion

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Titles Beaded pincushion
Description 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, circa the 1870s. 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. Collected in Beaver Falls, Minnesota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 2 inches height
7 1/2 inches width
5 3/4 inches depth
Nomenclature pincushion
Materials velvet (fabric weave)
glass (material)
cotton (textile)
Creation Made by (possibly): Iroquois Indians
Subjects Used by : Dakota Indians
Collected in: Beaver Falls, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Approximately 1870 - Approximately 1879
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 6587.1 (Accession Number)

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