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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
Creation Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Iroquois Indians
Subjects Made by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Made by (possibly) Iroquois 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
ID Number 6587.1