Antique Wall Pocket Whimsy
A crafter created this Beaded Wall Pocket Whimsy around 1900. It is a classic example of a Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenir. 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.
This whimsy comes in the shape of a wall pocket. The artist chose Clear Seed Beads for most of the 3 dimensional design. He or she also used Transparent Amber Seed Beads and Silver lined Basket Beads. The bottom and side feature loops of Clear and Silver lined Basket Beads. The design features Floral motifs on the top and a Bird on a branch on the pocket.
Polished cotton in a reddish color covers the front and a neutral colored fabric covers the back and the inside of the pocket.
This Whimsy came from a previous owner, but it remains in good condition. You will see some bead loss and places where the fabric has torn or worn away. Additionally, you will see staining and discoloration on the fabric on the back and inside the pocket.
This Beaded Whimsy will make an unusual addition to your antique or whimsy collection!
It measures approx 8″ tall x 6″ wide not including the Basket Bead loops. The pocket extends about 4″ from the back of the Whimsy.
One of a kind!
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