Tuscarora Style Beaded Purse 1800s


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This Niagara bead work purse“whimsy” is vintage.  This is a piece of history; it is from the Niagara Falls souvenirs tradition sold by Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people beginning in the 1830s into the 1900s.  It is 6″ high and 5″ across There is about 1.5″ of beads are missing from the bottom of one side and a few beads missing on one flap. The ribbon is intact, as is the beadwork on the other side. We often display these bags in a frame.  This is a lovely example of this style of bead work.  Check out our other whimsies!!