Contributed by Abbe Museum
This beaded purse was probably made by someone of the Mi'kmaq tribe in the late nineteenth century.
Beaded purses made on wool with silk ribbon and glass beads were made by many Native American artisans to sell to non-Native tourists as a souvenir of their visit to places like Bar Harbor and Niagara Falls.
About This Item
- Title: Beaded purse, ca. 1880
- Creator: Mi'kmaq
- Creation Date: circa 1880
- Subject Date: circa 1880
- Media: Wool, silk, glass beads
- Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: 91-21
- Object Type: Physical Object
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Indians of North America --Maine
- Micmac Indians --Material culture
- Indians of North America --Material culture --Atlantic Provinces
- Micmac art
- Indians of North America--Maine--Micmac Indians
- Indian beadwork --North America
For more information about this item, contact:Abbe Museum
26 Mount Desert Street, PO Box 286, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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