Vintage Jewelry and Decorative Objects at Blackbird Hill Antiques
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #905048 (stock #P8)
Blackbird Hill Antiques
This impressive boxlike purse was hand beaded and constructed as a souvenir by a member of the Iroquois nation at the turn of the century. The beadwork — all of it intact — tells the story: the maker beaded the words and numerals ‘Box,’ ‘Montreal’ and ‘1907’ on the top, front and back. There are sunburst-like designs on each side, and the handle is made of two twisted strands of clear beads; three groups of looped strands dangle from the bottom...