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Velvet, beads, sequins
Including fringe: 13 1/2 × 3/8 × 10 1/2 in. (34.3 × 1 × 26.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Josephine M. Guarino
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Iroquois. Beaded Bag, ca. 1850-1860s. Velvet, beads, sequins, Including fringe: 13 1/2 × 3/8 × 10 1/2 in. (34.3 × 1 × 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Josephine M. Guarino, 2016.11.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.2016.11.8_view01.jpg)
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Black velvet bag decorated on one side with a raised, beaded, swan surrounded by floral designs. The swan is made of clear, white, grey, and golden brown beads with one blue bead for its eye. The floral designs use green, rose, and pink beads. The bag is edged with two rows of white beads with a zigzag row of clear beads between them. Metallic sequins provide additional adornment. The bottom of the bag is decorated with a long fringe consisting of white bead loops and twisted green bead loops.
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