5060-013 Early Iroquois Beaded Bag
5 3/4" x 6 1/2 plus bead fringe
This is beautiful Iroquois beaded bag, dating back in the late 19th century (CA 1880). The Iroquois at the time were up by the Niagara Falls area and they made these items specifically to sell to visitors in the area. Iroquois bags and purses were most popular at that time. The materials used are commercial silk, cotton cloth, and glass beads. Some may also have paper in the lining and silver beads.