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purse

early 1900s

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Beaded bag with three-paisley design motifs; small curved bottom bag with beaded tassels and fringe along the bottom edge; curved brass frame with snap clasp and circular-link chain handle.
Beads � colored/anodized(?) brass (fuchsia, gold, pink, silver, green, orange, deep blue, medium blue, light blue and black) some with a smooth round shape and some facetted.
Beading technique � loom woven

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Details

  • Title: purse
  • Date Created: early 1900s
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: metal beads (brass), metal frame and chain (brass)
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2 x 7 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Stella and Fred Krieger
  • Accession Number: 2009.315

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