Posted 3 years ago
This is one of my beaded whimseys that was made in Maine. It was made to hold matches. It is about 6 inches high and 4 3/4's wide. I put pics of both sides so show there is no damage, and all the beading is intact all around and on the bottom. The maker used opaque beads of white, clear, blue, brown and yellow. Really nice and I think there may be a lock of hair placed in the back of it, in the middle. There is a lump there and when I try to move it, it separates a little and it really does feel like a lock of hair. But the only way to know for sure would be to open the back up and I will not do that. I will just leave it alone and wonder to myself what is in there..haha.
These were made by Native Americans for the tourist trade.
I was not sure what sub-category to put this in...so I used Arts and Crafts. I was not able to find a sub-category that felt right and did not want to just say "Native American"...if anyone sees another category it should go into please, let me know. Thanks.