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Anyone have any idea what this is or what it would be used for? It measures 8 1/2" diameter and is a hand beaded decorative disc in the 'NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE' having a glass bead turquoise colored pot with a white design on the front, a necklace draped over it and a yellow peace pipe, all on a black glass bead background with an opaque glass beaded trim. I believe it is on a round flexible leather disc with a Japanese floral fabric backing. I'm not sure exactly what this would actually have been used for. Maybe a centerpiece coaster or, I would have it mounted in a frame and use it as a wall hanging. I was told that it was made in Japan during the 1950's when all things of the American West were very popular in America, and the Japanese cashed in on this fascination and the made items in imitation of the popular Native American theme for the American consumers. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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