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Help Identifying Please!

Posted by 052makie (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 20, 13 at 18:02

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

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RE: Help Identifying Please!

You might want to google; bell pull kit.

These kits were popular back when people were doing kit needlecraft crafts, maybe the 1970s?


RE: Help Identifying Please!

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.

RE: Help Identifying Please!

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. (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

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