Whimsy Pin Cushion Heart
Whimsy Heart Pin Cushion
A crafter created this Heart Pin Cushion Whimsy using Clear Seed Beads and Gray Basket Beads. Three tassels made of seed and basket beads hang from the bottom. 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.
This Whimsy comes in the shape of a heart. The front shows a dark blue fabric. Crafters often create Whimsies with velveteen, but we can see no nap left on this fabric to suggest it was velveteen. Polished cotton in a tan color makes up the back. You will see some staining on the back and edges, and minimal bead loss.
The Whimsy measures 4″ long x 3.75″ wide.
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