1890-1900 Beaded Pin Cushion, Hat Pin Cushion


Measures: 9" top to bottom, 8.5" across at widest point

This colorful pin cushion, hat pin cushion was likely made by the Iroquois Native Americans in the late Victorian era around 1890-1900. These were made to sell to tourists at various attractions. The beadwork seems to be fully intact on the cushion, there is one area of wear on the material near the top of the red area as pictured. The backing is polished chintz, the hand stitching is evident here. The material has just started to come away at a couple places on the back, I believe this could be restored by a skilled hand if desired. There are some small dark areas and a bit of fading as would be expected for the age of the piece.
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