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Catalog Number 8746-18
Title Purse, Small; Red, Crystal
Object Name Bag
Description Small purse made of heavy paper covered with wool fabric. Inside of the bag is covered with heavy, white cotton fabric that has a slight glazed appearance. Purse has an envelope style opening flap that originally closed with a metal hook and eye. The hook part of the closure is missing.The bag has a beaded bird motif on the back of it. The edges of the purse are trimmed with clear glass beads. Small floral medallions are placed on the flap and front of the bag. The paper templates used to create the beadwork are visible underneath the beadwork. The beadwork is raised, in a style that is often attributed to the Iroquois. The bottom of the bag has a looped fringe attached to it. Beads used on this bag are large clear, green, and bronze. Beads are attached to the bag with thread. An inscription is written on the underside of the flap in black fountain pen ink.
Date 1884
Culture North American Indian
Material Paper; Glass Beads; Metal; Wool; Cotton
Height (in) 4.375
Width (in) 4.75
Depth (in) 1.5
People Oetgen, Nellie (Bartling)
History Belonged to Nellie Bartling Oetgen, mother or Mrs. R.P. Kimmel. Traded by Indians when stopped at store in Nebraska City in 1884.
Credit line The Kimmel and Oetgen Family of Nebraska City, Nebraska City (Otoe), Nebraska
Collection Kimmel, Richard P.