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purse

early 1900s

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Beaded bag with Persian rug design�predominantly orange central motif on light rectangular ground surrounded by a darker border; rectangular shaped bag with intertwined loops of beaded fringe along bottom edge; brass frame stamped �PAT. FEB. 9, 1926� inside near pushbutton latch release mechanism; chain handle of round links with granulation-like small round bead texture along side profile.
Beads � tiny translucent and opaque glass beads (several oranges, red, rose, turquoise, dark blue, green and uncolored; some with silvered centers).
Beading technique � knitted

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Details

  • Title: purse
  • Date Created: early 1900s
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: glass beads, metal frame, silk lining
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 12 x 8 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Stella and Fred Krieger
  • Accession Number: 2009.308

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