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Small dark blue woolen 'pocket' or 'purse' with pink silk binding; heavily beaded in blue, pink, orange, and green opalescent beads.
purses (ladies' accessories)
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.
Niagara Falls area
Gift of Miss Ella Newton Rhoades