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Antique Iroquois / Tuscarora Glass Beaded Sewing Needle Case ~ AAFA

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Seller: whiteowlarts (284) 100%, Location: Westport, Connecticut, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 332333208306 ~ Antique Iroquois / Tuscarora Glass Beaded Needle Case Folk Art Whimsey ~ AAFA YA - WA - O - DA - QUA (pincushion) Very sweet round needlecase of black silk velvet intricately covered on both sides with a floral and leaf design of micro seed beads. Two rows of clear micro seed beads circle the perimeter, and the sewing case is finished with cream silk edge binding. The inside is lined in linen with a cushion on one side. This dimensional style of clear bead floral design is representative of the fanciful and skillful Tuscarora beadwork of the Niagara Falls area. This small round shaped needle case is less commonly found. "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 Condition: GOOD / AS-IS Beadwork is completely intact except for the central stems of the leaves. Black velvet ground is in good shape. Cream silk binding has worn away thru out. Inside linen lining has foxing and rust stains. 2-3/4" dia. x 1" h (6.9cm x 2.6cm) ~~~~~~~~~ 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 Condition: Used, Condition: GOOD/AS-IS. Beadwork is completely intact except for the central stems of the leaves. Black velvet ground is in good shape. Cream silk binding has worn away thru out., Origin: Niagara Falls, NY, Tribal Affiliation: Iroquois, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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