Antique Native American Indian

Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860

Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860

Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860
Flat bags made of silk are not common. They tend to date earlier and are usually from Canada where access to French silk was easily obtainable. I believe this bag is probably Mohawk made. The bag has an elaborate floral motif with whirling log patterns beaded onto ivory silk secured to an underlay of extremely fine woven linen.

Interior lining is of ivory silk. Bead sizes are micro (13/0) in wonderful old colors. There is some shattering of the silk on both sides; photographs show it clearly. They were taken with and without flash.

The integrity of the linen is excellent. There is a lock of hair in the bottom of the bag bound with ivory silk ribbon. Which came unbound over time.

The ribbon is still there. 7.5 inches long minus fringe (8.25 inches long with fringe); 5.5 inches wide without fringe (6.5 inches wide with fringe included). The item "IROQUOIS BEADED SILK FLAT BAG C. 1860" is in sale since Sunday, July 22, 2018.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "tashota" and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom.
  • Maker: Iroquois/Mohawk
  • Material: silk, linen, glass beads
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Color: ivory

Iroquois Beaded Silk Flat Bag C. 1860