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19th c. Iroquois / Tuscarora Beaded Needle Case Pin Cushion ~ AAFA

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Seller: whiteowlarts (262) 100%, Location: Westport, Connecticut, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 232436936102 Condition: GOOD / AS IS. Beadwork is completely intact except for one fringe on both mid sides. Cream silk binding has worn away thru out. Inside plaid silk lining is in good condition (appears to have never been used). At some point, someone used a grease pencil on the interior silk to write 50¢, Origin: Niagara Falls, NY, Tribal Affiliation: Iroquois, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Details: ~ Antique Iroquois / Tuscarora Glass Beaded Needle Case Folk Art Whimsey ~ AAFA A beautiful "trifold" needlecase of ochre colored cotton velvet covered on the front in an intricate floral and leaf design of micro seed beads, and on the back with an elaborate botanical design. Two rows of clear beads frame the design and the case is finished with cream silk edge binding and a twined edge beaded fringe. The inside is lined with a vibrant silk plaid with a central cushion and a gathered pocket beneath it. This dimensional style of clear bead floral design is representative of the fanciful and skillful Tuscarora beadwork of the Niagara Falls area. "These whimsies were popular souvenirs sold in the area from the early 19thc to early 20th c. During the winter production months, Tuscarora children sorted beads, cut cloth, sewed borders and inscriptions, and gathered cattail down for stuffing, while men traveled to sawmills to collect sawdust, also used for stuffing." Circa: 1860-1880 Condition: GOOD / AS IS Beadwork is completely intact except for one fringe on both mid sides. Ochre velvet ground is in good shape but has some mild discoloration. Cream silk binding has worn away thru out. Inside plaid silk lining is in good condition (appears to have never been used) Unfortunately, at some point, someone used a grease pencil on the interior silk to write 50¢ Blue silk ties on inside may have both been longer. Folded: 4-1/4" x 2-1/2" (10.8cm x 6.6cm) Unfolded: 7" x 2-1/2" (17.9cm x 6.6cm) ~~~~~~~~~ Shipping includes insurance. International buyers are reminded they are responsible for local customs duties and tax. International buyers please contact me for shipping costs before bidding. * * Thank you so much for looking and bidding! Much appreciated. * * Feel free to contact me with any questions. PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR FAVORITES AND CHECK BACK OFTEN

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