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Fort-Shaped Pincushions (12/4/08)
Another round-lobed pincushion.Fort-Shaped Pincushions By Dolores Elliott More >>


Iroquois Purses (11/30/08)
One type of purse features bird-like images. Iroquois Purses By Dolores Elliott More >>


Large Iroquois Pincushion (11/25/08)
Large Iroquois Pincushion By Dolores Elliott One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910. More >>


The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork (9/6/08)
Fig 19. Pristine mid 20th century star pincushion that has beaded on it REMEMBER ME.In 1903, my grandmother went to the Afton Fair, a small agricultural fair in central New York State. Because her daughter, my aunt, was sick and couldn’t go to the fair, my grandmother brought a present for her from the fair. It was a pink satin beaded bird-shaped pincushion with the year 1903 beaded under the tail. (Figure 1.) More >>