Antique Beaded Whimsy Bird 1913
Add this Whimsy Bird 1913 to your collection! The crafter made this beaded Whimsy with tan fabric. Then he or she decorated it with Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and dark Gray Basket Beads. The crafter added a lattice ‘bib’ of White Seed Beads with a row of sequins to the front. A Blue Seed Bead surrounded by White Seed Beads serve as eyes for the bird. The bird holds two loops of Transparent Green Seed Beads in its mouth. Underneath the tail, the crafter used Clear Seed Beads to write ‘1913’.
The crafter attached three twisted threads to the bird. You can use those to hang it for display. This Whimsy Bird 1913 measures approximately 6 inches long and stands about 4.5 inches tall. You will see some bead loss, including most of the date 1913 and some soiling. It is in good condition for its age. One of a Kind!
It is a classic example of the Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs made by Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States. Native American beaded whimsies refer to small decorative items or trinkets that Native American artisans hand craft using intricate beadwork techniques. These ‘whimsical’ creations often come in practical shapes and styles like pincushions, match holders, picture frames, needle cases, bags and small decorative cushions. One of a Kind!
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