Whimsy Heart Pin Cushion
Whimsy Heart Pin CushionAn Iroquois crafter created this antique Pin Cushion Heart Whimsy using clear, yellow, blue, and transparent red Seed Beads. They also used ivory, brown and clear basket beads to make the tassels and brass sequins on a pink polished cotton. There is a string of beads on the top for hanging. This Whimsy comes in the shape of a heart and is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these whimsies for the tourist trade.
The Antique heart whimsey was made circa 1930s and measures 5" wide and 5" tall.
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