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bag

Date: 1920 - 1929
Country: United States of America
Continent: North America
Technique: weaving
Material: glass, silk
Dimensions: 16 x 2 in. (39 x 4 cm)
Credit: Gift of Elizabeth "Betsy" Tuttle
Accession Number: 1999.03.003


Comments: Small elongated bag is netted with off-white silk thread and small clear and black glass beads.  (Netting is very open; bag has a slinky feel.)  Bottom of bag has a 2' long tassel or bundle of 7 looped fringes made up of strung clear and black beads.  At the top of the netted portion of the bag there are larger white opaque glass beads that are strung onto the netting thread which is knotted to secure these larger beads, forming the top opening of the bag.  The netting thread extends beyond this point and has 2 even larger black glass beads strung through the entire bundle of netting threads.  The first black bead slides freely on the silk threads to form a cinching closure for the bag.  The last black bead is secured between 2 knots and loose silk thread extends a few inches beyond the final knot.  Large black Czech beads are enameled with white pink and gold flowers.  Clear beads are opalescent, short and tubular in shape, small black beads are rounded seed beads.

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This object has the following bibliographic references:
  • Alice Scherer. New Beadwork, The. Harry N. Abrahms. New York , 1992. Page Number: 98.
  • Evelyn Haertig. More Beautiful Purses. Gallery Graphics Press. Carmel, California , 1990.
  • Jessie F. Caplin. Lace Book, The. Macmillan Co.. New York , 1932. Page Number: 37.

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