Mohawk purse, ca. 1880

Contributed by Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine


This purse's floral motifs reflect a beading tradition that extended throughout the Northeast.

It probably was made in the Niagara Falls area and may have come to Maine as a souvenir or may have been sold by a Maine Indian along with locally produced novelty goods.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mohawk purse, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • State: ME
  • Media: Leather, beads
  • Local Code: HM 6330
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine
5746 Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-1902

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