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Pincushion

Object Number:91-22-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Iroquois
Provenience: United States of America (uncertain)
Canada (uncertain)
New York (uncertain)
Culture Area: Northeast Culture Area
Date Made: 1837-1901
Early Date: 1837
Late Date: 1901
Section:American
Materials:Silk
Velvet
Moose Hair
Trade Bead
Thickness: 4.5 cm
Outside Diameter:12.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Marshall J. Becker, 1991

Description

Red velvet top with spiralling circle in each of the 6 lobes, made of clear rocaille beads and central clear cylinder bead. Inner beaded scalloped border of clear and white rocaille beads. Interior floral motif done in moosehair embroidery - flower with leaves surrounded by leaf chain. Beaded edging of white and clear rocaille beads, Fringe of looped medium-sized rocaille beads. Pinkish-beige silk base with inscription "From A and L.L to A.P. Sharples"

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