Iroquois Beaded Maniple
Iroquois Beaded Maniple
Iroquois Beaded Maniple
Iroquois Beaded Maniple
Iroquois Beaded Maniple

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Iroquois Beaded Maniple
1860-70s

A Ecclesiastical Maniple and a pair of cuffs trim, and one other piece. The silk brocade lining, from a woman's dress dates to the 1860s, so probably fair to date this to 60-70s.

Made in the Eastern United States Great Lakes area known as Northeastern Woodlands.  By the mid 18th century Indian women were adapting their wares and producing beadwork hats, pouches and mocassins for trade with the European fur traders. Beads, ribbons and wool cloth were traded for furs and hides. During the 19th century wealthy tourists would buy these products as souvenirs. 

Description

The stole with triangular ends with raised beaded flowers and foliage, the ends with red beaded loops, the centre also similarlly beaded on red facecloth ground, lined with 1860's dress brocade in blue on ivory ground, total length 46 in/1.17 m; widest part 3 1/2 in/ 9 cm.

The cuffs. A pair lined in blue satin, 6 1/4 in/16 cm. Deepest 1 3/4 in/5 cm.

Another piece 10 1/2 in/17cm. Deepest 1 in/2.5 cm

 

Condition

Excellent apart from some of the red loops missing from the ends, which you should be able to see in the photographs. Some clear beads missing from very edge of the stole.

Comments

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