Iroquois. <em>Beaded Bag</em>, early 20th century. Cloth, beads, sequins, 7 5/8 × 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (19.4 × 1.3 × 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Edward J. Guarino Collection in memory of Edgar J. Guarino, 2016.11.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.TL2016.18.7_view1.jpg)

Beaded Bag


Medium: Cloth, beads, sequins

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 7 5/8 × 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (19.4 × 1.3 × 18.4 cm)



Accession Number: 2016.11.7

Image: CUR.TL2016.18.7_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bag of bright pink cloth decorated with beaded designs of a lion and vines on one side; and a cat, sheep, bird, and vines on the other. The figurative designs are framed by two rows of clear beads. The top of the bag is decorated with shorts strands of clear beads in a horse shoe shape. The whole bag is edged with a wide band of clear beads. Metallic sequins adorn the ends of the green beaded vines. The bead colors are clear, white, green, red, blue, grey, and turquoise. Condition: good.

Brooklyn Museum