Lady with Iroquois beadwork handbag, late 1850s


Ambrotype of a fashionable young woman, late 1850s

The lady holds an Iroquois floral bag that is decorated with elongated leaf clusters. Her bag is similar to the one in the picture below:

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Aren’t these purses neat? Have a look at the link below for more examples and background info on their history.

Via: Iroquois Beadwork

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