A Cherished Curiosity
The Souvenir Beaded Bag in Historic Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Art. By Gerry Biron. 184 pgs. Hardcover.
This profusely illustrated book examines Native American hand beaded bags. Craft workers around the turn of the 20th century created unique beaded items. They offered them to tourists along the northern United States/Canadian border.
Biron presents an examination of the beadwork motifs and bag styles. He also considers the tourist market for hand beaded bags in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
This book is a must have for anyone interested in Northeastern handcrafts or history.
Color and sepia tone photographs.
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