Hand-beaded Native American Pin Cushion (Flower and Eye Ball!)

Regular price $45.00

Another week, another pin cushion--and actually a few of them this week! Most hand-beaded pieces in this manner are described as Iroquois, though I believe they were made by members of other tribes as well--for the tourist market, beginning in the Victorian era. I am not entirely certain the age on this one but would guess 1920s-40s, and it is in near perfect condition. I love the (fairly uncommon) disk shape with white beaded perimeter, and especially how the beading on one side looks like an eye ball! And then a pretty flower on stem in clear glass beads on reverse. Crisp and graphic and very nice.

2" in diameter x 1/2" thick. Very good condition--very clean with no losses I can see.