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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�light colored central diamond medallion on light rectangular ground surrounded by a darker repeating floral border; rectangular shape with beaded fringe along bottom edge; gold colored brass frame, stamped �MADE IN FRANCE�, with a push button latch release and flattened oval link chain handle.
Beads � tiny colored/anodized(?) copper (red, orange, copper, light green, light blue, gray-green, deep blue, black, light gold, beige and pearly white) some with a smooth round shape and some with a facetted surface.
Beading technique � loom woven

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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: 9 x 7 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Stella and Fred Krieger
  • Accession Number: 2009.311

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