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1950's loomed bead coin purse in Native American style

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Posted 9 months ago

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valentino97
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Enjoyed Lisa Hix feature on Native American fashion.

This is a good example of a 1950's or 60's tourist item. The coin purse is 6"x3.5" and lined in suede. It was made here in the US. I'm not sure where it was originally from but I would guess gas stations along Rt. 66, 10 or 40.

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    I love beads - can't you tell. Thanks, agh, walk, mani, kevin and gargoyle!
  2. lisa lisa, 9 months ago
    Thanks, valentino!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    I enjoyed your story - thanks for posting it! I love fashion w/Native American influence - motifs - but was aware that they shouldn't be posted as Navajo or Zuni or Sioux (specific to tribes) unless they are authentic. I have more tourist items to post but was in a bead mood so this was the first.
  4. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Thank you belltown and lisa!
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 months ago
    Looooove! Again, I'm a sucker for this stuff
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Thank you Amber - you must have some similar fun items to post?
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 months ago
    Hmmm at the Mamas house...if she didn't donate it
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Thanks everyone who enjoyed this: mike, nadia, katzl, leah, tom, brat, smiata and geo!
  9. smiata smiata, 9 months ago
    I had one of these when I was young. We bought them at a souvenir shop in the badlands of South Dakota. It was so much fun and they were the coolest souvenir's we bought. Thanks for the good flashback memory.
  10. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    Thanks Smiata! Aren't the colors great?
  11. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    thank you lee, dean, Kerry and pops!

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