1890s Iroquois Whimsey Sewing Box
- 1890s Iroquois Whimsey Sewing Box
- A Fun Iroquois Whimsey Sewing Box From The Late 1800s With The Word BOX Boldly Displayed In Beadwork On The Lid
- Anglo Victorian women carried their sewing with them in those days.
- Sewing items such as pin cushions, needle boxes, or sewing boxes covered in beads were early tourist items.
- Native women could sell at such places as Niagara Falls and railroad stops
- Box is constructed of very old cotton and oil cloth sewn over forms of stiff cardboard
- 3-dimensional beadwork done in fairly large seed beads are indicative of the age on these pieces of beadwork made for sale
- The lovely fringes are glass beads strung with beautiful old glass tubular basket beads of the period
- The beadwork includes details of Victorian brass sequins
- A beaded handle of basket beads allowed the piece to be hung on a wall
- This piece is in good condition with two or three tiny worn spots in the old cloth backing but the beadwork is in good shape
- The box itself measures 5 1/4″ tall x 7″ wide x 3 1/4″ deep
- With handle and fringe, the box hangs 12″ long
- Native American Beadwork