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AmberRose's loves307 of 8469Original Ink Sketch 23" x 20" Framed /Titled "Rome-Foro Romeus "/Signed Unknown/Circa 20th CenturyAlessandro Pianon Green Block Bird 1960's
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    Posted 7 years ago

    valentino97
    (720 items)

    Beautiful 5.5"x5" unfinished bag with Native American motifs. Kits were popular in the 20's-30's but this has not been lined so was never used. With the celluloid rings this would have been a drawstring bag.

    It could have been purchased this way. If anyone knows more about these lovely old beaded items please chime in.

    Thanks friends!

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thanks friends for the love: agh, kevin, Virginia, mike, kevin, racer, manikin and jewels!
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      On 2nd look it appears to have silk material by loops ? If it was lined in silk that deteriorates and could it have been removed because it fell apart ? I love beaded things :-)
    3. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Manikin - I love beaded things too. No that's a 5/8" wide bias trim. I guess you would fold it inside and sew the lining to it. The backing is a nice strong canvas. I have the thought that the owner was sad to see the geometric pattern was askew and didn't finish it but when the drawstring is drawn....that is not noticeable.
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Amber, Lee xoxo, Kyra and sean for your love.
    5. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      It is quite beautiful . Native Americans never made mistakes :-) so thinking early beading but not native American ?. I have a old beaded purse posted but also one I do love and use . It was beaded in India . I will post it :-)
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Thank you Manikin - I agree. My bag isn't crocheted but I included this page from the book "A book of new bead work" by Emma Post Barbour, 1924. Shows how the finished shape might have been. I collect a lot of old beadwork and research books. I hope someone can chime in but I'll keep looking for information. Thanks!
    7. Sleniibeadwork Sleniibeadwork, 6 years ago
      Not Native American. Although we used canvas to bead on quite often the technique used here is one that was popular with European and non natives here in America. The beads were stitched down one per square in the canvas. The finer the canvas, the smaller the beads ( also the finer canvas was used earlier on). The reason I'm familiar with these types of bags is that I salvage the beads from them to use in my own work when the bag is beyond repair.
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thank you Sleniibeadwork for your comments about this. Some might think this is beyond repair but I will leave it as is for now.

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