Whimsy Pillow Top with Flags
A crafter beaded this antique scalloped edge Pillow Top Whimsy with Flags using clear and red, blue, green and yellow Pony Beads. You will also see some gray and white Basket Beads along with brass sequins on tan velveteen fabric. The crafter added Beaded Looped Tassels with Clear Pony Beads around each corner. Two flags and a raised pictorial floral design with a eagle adorn the front of this pillow top.
The Beadwork on this Pin Cushion is beautiful, but the piece has some bead loss on the floral design and on the tassels. The velveteen has some fading and shows some wear.
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.
It measures about 9″ x 10″ not including the side tassels. The thickness is about .5″.
One of a kind!
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