The first Canadian National Exhibition took place in Toronto in 1879 and continues today as an annual celebration of Canada’s innovation and talent. The pincushion is a souvenir from 1933. This beaded pincushion measures approximately 5 ¾” from point to point and is in excellent condition. The velvet front is a soft light brown and the back is red polished cotton. Both front and back are in excellent condition with no holes, tears or stains. The light spot on the first picture of the polished cotton is from my camera flash. The beading is predominately dark green and gold colored beads alternating for the writing and mixed together for the edging and loops. I can’t find any missing or loose beads. The hanger loop is made of multicolored beads.
Native American Iroquois Beaded Pincushion – 1933 Toronto Exhibition