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Object description

  • Haudensaunee (Iroquois) artist
  • Bag, before 1945
  • Wool, silk, glass
  • Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada
  • L: 30 1/2 in, W: 8 1/4 in (L: 77.5 cm, W: 21.0 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Edward S. Moseley, 1979
  • E28518


This is a beaded shoulder bag. The shoulder strap extends up in two separate bands. The bag is made with red velvet cloth and trimmed with green silk around the edge. The straps are made with blue velvet and trimmed with red silk. There are beaded tassels, terminating with green and red tufts of yarn hanging from the bottom of the pouch. The bag and the shoulder straps are ornamented with pink, light blue, dark blue, green, yellow, white and black glass beads in floral designs.