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Unsolved mystery items18697 of 39746Asepticon - Enameled Steelware - Catalog No. 10Antique Chinese Urn pre-Ming (?) Dynasty
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Posted 2 years ago

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ho2cultcha
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I have a bunch of these Beaded wall hangings. some are in the shapes of boots and some are like birds. this one is a large one in very good shape. some are losing their beads. what are they and who made them?

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Victorian??
  2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    that was my assumption. i could easily be wrong!
  3. inky inky, 2 years ago
    To me looks like a fire screen panel and if Victorian looks very early or even Georgian, and I think it was meant to attach to a fire screen that person when sitting when near the warmth could shield their face from the heat ....:-)
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    I think that these are called Iroquois Beaded Whimsies. I have a boot, and several pillows like this one. i'm not sure what the meaning is behind them, but i think they were made for the tourism market around niagara falls around the turn of the 20th century.
  5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    besides this one and two pillows, i have a boot whimsy and a tri-lobed heart whimsy. they are sometimes called mohawk whimsies.
  6. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I didn't realize it was cushion like, the shape and old bead work look very like the covers they used on the face/fire screen they used to use..sorry!.. it is very pretty anyway!....:-)

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