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beaded pouch
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples
  • beaded pouch, circa 1900
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • cotton, wool, cardboard, beading
  • Object Length/Width: 10 x 9 cm length with flap open
    Object Length/Width: 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 in length with flap open
  • Gift from the Harold Eicholtz Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1959

The small rectangular pouch has a flap on the long side. It was made of cardboard and covered in fabric. The exterior is covered in blue wool. The interior is covered in unbleached cotton and the sides are covered in red cotton. There is beaded decoration in large colorless beads depicting leaves on the flat surfaces. It is whipstitched around the edges.