Nice beaded picture frame measuring 7 1/2" long (not including the hanger) and 6 1/2" wide. The top area is open to accept the photograph or picture. Red cotton on back side glued to heavy cardboard and stitched together with red velveteen on front. The stylized floral design was created with smokey black iridescent beads outlined with yellow-orange.
Items of this nature were made by the Great Lakes tribes of the Iroquois and typically sold at tourist attractions. We have had some that read "Niagara Falls" and also "Toronto" and Detroit". The early examples were quite intricate and beautiful with heavy, layered beadwork. This piece was probably made later and possibly well into the 20th Century. The craftsmanship is not as nice as some we have had with simple stitching holding the pieces together and a one-level beaded design.
The condition is nice with some glue residue on the back side and one small spot on the upper right of front. No missing beads or other damage.
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