Purse

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-53493

Description

Small dark blue woolen 'pocket' or 'purse' with pink silk binding; heavily beaded in blue, pink, orange, and green opalescent beads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

purses (ladies' accessories)
wool (textile)
glass (material)
silk (fiber)
Purse

Label

Members of the Tuscarora and other Native American groups created purses, embellished with ribbons and colorful beads, for tourists. Inside this small purse the Rhoades family of Providence, Rhode Island, preserved three carved rings from around the globe.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Niagara Falls area

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ella Newton Rhoades

Accession Number

1943.337.1