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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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Iroquois whimsey frame with flowers and a beaver, "1915"....
Iroquois whimsey black velvet purse with a lovely Indian maiden on...
A lovely floral beaded slipper wall pocket featuring early tiny...
Iroquois whimsey side-flying bird, C. 1900-1910. An extremely...
Iroquois whimsy peach-colored book with darling beaded bird, C....
Iroquois whimsey boot, c. 1900. Very good condition. 8" x 6".
Iroquois whimsey whisk broom holder "1950". A late date and an...
Iroquois picture frame "Remember Me" "1943". One can imagine a WW...
Iroquois whimsey match holder "1925". American flags and an...
Iroquois whimsey match holder dated "1934". A rare whimsey with a...
Iroquois whimsey pillow, "1937". Excellent condition. 6" x 6".
Iroquois whimsey broomholder, "BROOMCASE 1905". A rare example...
Iroquois whimsey small flat beaded purse. "1938". Another sweet...
Elaborate and fancy Iroquois beaded bird dated 1915 with perch and...
Very pretty Iroquois Whimsey bird with pink berries on the perch...
Iroquois whimsy. One of the few we have ever seen with a stag! Very...
Iroquois whimsey "1942" diamond-shaped pin cushion. Green satin and...
Iroquois whimsey pillow, "BROCKTON FAIR 1931." Excellent condition....
Iroquois Whimsy 1899!. Gold body pink berries hanging from beak and...
Iroquois whimsey broomholder in the shape of a snowshoe, "1899"....
Matched pair of Iroquois whimsey boots with flags, c. 1910. A rare...
Iroquois whimsey box with rabbit, flag and duck, c. 1920s....
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...
Pretty red whisk broom holder Iroquois Whimsey 1937 "I love You"...
Iroquois whimsey "1902" "Match Box". A classic form from an early...
Iroquois whimsey 3-lobed heart "1915". It's over 100 years old,...
Iroquois whimsey boot, c. 1900-1910. A stunning and colorful piece...
Iroquois whimsey box with flag, birds, "BOX" and "MT CLEMENS" (a...
Iroquois (probably Seneca) beaded sewing kit, c. 1880. Wonderfully...
Iroquois whimsey "Dear Mother" boot, C. 1940s. Very sweet, with...
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