Whimsy Beaded Box Gray & Red
A crafter beaded this antique Whimsy Beaded Box around the turn of the 20th cent. He or she used transparent Pony Beads in Red, Green. Blue, Yellow and Clear to create lazy stitch edging. On each panel, the crafter made simple center designs with Clear Pony Beads and Gray Basket Beads. On the bottom you wil see several beaded loops made with Clear Pony Beads.
Each side of the box is covered with either Red or Gray fabric. The crafter lined the inside of the box with blue polished cotton. The Box is intact. You will see insect damage in spots on the fabric on the side panels and minor bead loss. This box measures approximately 2.5″ long x 1.75″ wide x 2.25″ tall not including the beaded loops.
It 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.
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