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Native American beaded Iroquois cushion

S/N:1V027

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19th Century

United Kingdom

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Beautiful & intricate native American beaded cushion. Featuring two doves and a floral emblem on the front. Beaded onto a velvet background with the original paper still on the backing. These cushions were made by Native Americans influenced by European fashion and trends in decoration and adapted to Victorian preferences and tastes. Craftspeople began to make "whimsies" - pincushions, picture frames, match holders, boxes, purses and trinkets to sell at or near Niagara Falls, and at other sites near their communities, at state fairs, train stations and public events, thereby becoming an important source of income for Iroquois families.

Condition: loss of beading on the fringing (two corners gone)

Dimensions: 

  • H: 20cm (7.87in)
  • W: 25cm (9.84in)

Period: 

19th Century

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1010 DECORATIVE

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Wales
United Kingdom

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1010 DECORATIVE is run by Mel - an incorrigible magpie with a passion for collecting and curating.  Based in mid-Wales, Mel's extensive collections have spilled out of the house, into the barns and from there onto her website.

The emphasis of 1010 DECORATIVE is on faded glamour and rustic charm, and each piece is handpicked for its aesthetic or originality. 1010 DECORATIVE focuses on items that sing as solo statement pieces and quirky collectibles that work to great effect en masse. Each item has had a previous life and carries that imprint with it into its new home. Where the provenance is known, details will happily be shared so these timeworn but treasured pieces don’t lose their back story – or their history.

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