Girl with elbow length mittens and Iroquois beaded bag, 1850s


Daguerreotype of young girl with Iroquois beaded bag, mid 1850s

A young girl with what might be a Wabanaki bag in the inverted keyhole or vase shape. The vast majority of these bags are identified as Maliseet and occasionally they are assigned to the Passamaquoddy or the Mi’kmaq. Rarely is this style clearly attributed to the Penobscot.  Images of people wearing vase or inverted keyhole-shaped bags are also quite rare.

Via: Iroquois beadwork

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