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Posted 3 years ago


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I found this at the bottom of a box of early 1900's magazine. I have no idea of what is is, how old, the culture, or what the beads are made from but they feel as if they are a type of plastic. Any ideas? Could this have been made to go onto clothing? Thanks!

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
    I have an idea of what it is! Probably too old for scratch & sniff. Devil made me do it!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Got an early twentieth century look to them. Might even be Art Deco. Worn at the neck of a flapper's dress? Nice work.
  3. cory2605, 3 years ago
    I haven't researched Art Deco, thanks for the ideas!
  4. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 3 years ago
    LOL For a minute I thought Cory had a pair of Ladies Undies on?? Heck I was about to pull out some Tighty Whities I had 40 yrs ago! My Mistake!! LOL
  5. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 months ago
    Lol...When I first saw the small thumbprint pic in the group....I thought it was a thong....LOL....I see it is not.

    That aside, very unique piece and old. Are the beads glass?
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 months ago
    It's not a thong? LOL !! Gorget ?
  7. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 2 months ago
    i agree with vetraio50, if it's any help. in my opinion it looks to be edwardian or deco seed beading that would have been cut out or salvaged from a garment of that era. silk crepe was commonly used in garments, but fragile and would tear, so it's not uncommon to see scraps of beadwork or embroidery that had been saved from ripped or shattered garments.

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