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    • Dec 4 2008
    • 4 Dec 2008

    Fort-Shaped Pincushions

    Fort-Shaped Pincushions

    By Dolores Elliott

    • Nov 30 2008
    • 30 Nov 2008

    Iroquois Purses

    Iroquois Purses

    By Dolores Elliott

    • Nov 25 2008
    • 25 Nov 2008

    Large Iroquois Pincushion

    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.

    • Sep 6 2008
    • 6 Sep 2008

    The Magic of Iroquois Beadwork

    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.)