(bw-0030) 1850s – 1880s Iroquois Beaded Pouch



1850s – 1880s Iroquois Beaded Pouch

  • 1850s – 1880s Iroquois Beaded Pouch
  • Beautiful Smaller Iroquois Bag, Possibly A Child’s
  • Matching patterns, both front and back
  • The bag is nicely beaded in a floral pattern utilizing early trade beads
  • These Venetian glass trade beads were brought into the American colonies by English, French and Dutch fur traders
  • Some of these gorgeous early colors are no longer made today
  • This bag includes Old Rose, red white-hearts, Bodmer Blue, and opalescent, translucent and yellow translucent beads
  • Longer milkglass color beads are incorporated into the pattern and all edging is done in two sizes of the old variegated white seed beads
  • The purse is all hand sewn on heavy velvet still in good condition
  • Edge of the bag was a red cotton binding, most of which is now gone
  • The bag is lined in a heavy black, course fabric
  • The handle is braintanned deer hide
  • Condition of the beadwork is excellent
  • Only three beads of the Bodmer Blue appear to be missing
  • The bag without the handle is 5″ long x 4 7/8″ wide
  • Native American Beadwork


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