Native American Iroquois Beaded Pouch w/ Papoose 1909
This amazing pouch was made by Native Americans, most likely the Iroquois. The front of the pouch is made of a tan, heavy cotton material, with brown and green beads applied in a floral design. All of the beadwork is hand stitched and original. The back of the pouch is a pink satin type material. Hand stitching connects the front to the back. The pouch still contains the original papoose. "1909" is beaded on the bottom of the pouch, leading me to believe it may have originally been sold as a souvenir. Overall, this piece is in very good condition. There appear to be 2 tiny pin holes on the front of the pouch, most likely indicating 2 missing beads. The back is faded a bit at the edges, and 4 stitches have been re-sewn. The papoose appears to have been made of corn husks. It seems a bit tattered, but how well can you expect corn husks to hold up over 100 years? The pouch measures 6.5" by 4.5" (without tassles). The papoose is a mere 2" tall. Please e-mail if you have additional questions, or need more information.