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Iroquois Whimseys

These fanciful beaded things were made from approximately 1890-1930, with a few families making them until the present date. The Iroquois lived in the Niagara Falls region, and the whimseys were often brought home as honeymoon souvenirs. Common shapes are match and whiskbroom holders, picture frames, pincushions, and hanging hearts. They are often decorated with dates, aphorisms, flowers, or all of the above. (All measurements do not include handles or fringe.)

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Very pretty Iroquois Whimsey bird with pink berries on the perch...
Iroquois Whimsy 1899!. Gold body pink berries hanging from beak and...
Iroquois beaded Smoking Cap from 1900! Date is sewn on the cap....
Iroquois mini whimsey bird from 1908. (Date beaded under tail). 6"...
Iroquois Whimsey Double Picture Frame C 1890-1900. Overall pretty...
A very rare matched pair of Iroquois whimsey boots with flags, c....
Iroquois whimsey frame with flowers and a beaver, "1915"....
Iroquois whimsey broomholder in the shape of a snowshoe, "1899"....
Matched pair of Iroquois whimsey boots with flags, c. 1910. A rare...
Iroquois whimsey whisk broom holder, "SOUVENIR FAIR 1929"....
Iroquois "FINE BOAT" whimsey canoe, c. 1910. Nicely rendered cats...
Iroquois whimsey star with a proud bird, c. 1920. Excellent...
Iroquois whimsy. One of the few we have ever seen with a stag! Very...
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