Does anyone know what this is? It is 41" long by 4.5" wide, made with beads & sequins on velvet. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a nice day!
This post was edited by 052makie on Sun, Jul 21, 13 at 3:02
You might want to google; bell pull kit.
These kits were popular back when people were doing kit needlecraft crafts, maybe the 1970s?
Probably a bell pull tapestry - just not finished off with the usual bell pull hardware at the top and bottom. I would hazard it to be intended as a wall hanging though - design style I'm not savvy enough to identify.
It's quite probably one of the Victorian beaded things made by some of the Eastern tribes.
They are usually well-beaded, but some are unbelievably gaudy. Sometimes called "Whimsies", usually called "uglies" by collectors.
http://pinterest.com/leslieg542/iroquois-beading/ (especially the one in the upper right ... I have one of those with beaded loop fringe!)
Here is a link that might be useful: Some history od that style beadwork