Monday, 10 June 2013
Beaded Waistcoat at the American Museum
Another of the fantastic exhibits at the American Museum. The label stated that this was made in the late 19th century in the Great Lakes area; the beads are European, probably imported from Venice, and the pattern is derived from the stylised embroidery designs taught by French Canadian nuns to local girls.
The beads are tiny and sewn on closely together to form a solid block of colour.
I got as close as I could to the glass case so I could see all the wonderful detail.
I also wondered who would have worn such an item.
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