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Pincushion

Object Number:91-22-19
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:Cotton
Fiber
Glass
Thickness: 3.1 cm
Outside Diameter:12.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Marshall J. Becker, 1991

Description

Six-lobed pincushion. Blue cotton top with bead applique of clear rocaille and smoke cylinder bead leaf in each lobe. Beige edging ringed by line of tiny clear rocaille beads and edged with spiralling chain of clear rocaille beads. Blue albumen treated cloth backing.

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