Object photography

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Object description

  • Mohawk (Iroquois) artist
  • Pin cushion, about 1890
  • Cotton, glass, paper
  • Quebec, Canada
  • L: 4 3/8 in, W: 4 3/8 in, D: 1 in (L: 11.1 cm, W: 11.1 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Dr. Frank G. Speck, 1946
  • E25804


Inscribed, on back side, "Mohawk, Lake of Two Mountains, P.Q. Canada, about 1890."


This pin cushion is square shaped and made with pink and light brown cotton cloth and ornamented with glass beadwork in floral designs around a central pendant. The edge is ornamented with yellow beads and two of the sides have a total of ten beaded loops with yellow, green and blue beads. The object is meant to be hung from the beaded lopp at its corner.