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C1910  Native American Iroquois Beaded Change Purse

C1910 Native American Iroquois Beaded Change Purse

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: American Indian: Handiwork: Pre 1920: Item # 428817

Please refer to our stock # G55 when inquiring.

Measuring 3.5 inches long x 2.25 inches high x 1.25 inches wide, this highly beaded, Iroquois-made, change purse was made for the tourist market at the beginning of the 20th century.

Embellished with beaded edges, a large, 5-petal flower, and a detailed leaf on a heavy cardboard-like material that is lined with a red polished cotton, the little purse closes via a hook and eye closure.

It is in overall fine condition with expected creasing as seen in photos, as well as some loose beadwork and a small amount of missing beadwork to the bottom center.