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beaded representation of a boot
  • Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) peoples
  • beaded representation of a boot, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: New York, United States or Canada
  • cardboard, wool, cotton, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.5 x 11.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1 9/16 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1798

The cardboard pouch was made to resemble a Victorian style boot. The cardboard is covered in red wool. The leaves and solid circles on a line are beaded in colorless beads, with two rows of beads outlining the shape of the boot. The edges appear to have had beaded whipstitching.