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Beadwork Bracelet

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Date Made:
DATE MADE: 1825 c.
Medium:
glass (beads)
Dimensions:
LOA 6 1/4; WOA 5/8
Accession Number:
3233.1
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Bracelet of glass beads; background beads are iridescent white; 5 roses composed of red, pink, white, and green beads compose the decoration; brass hook and eye clasp fastened to ends finished with silk bands.
History:
LABEL NOTES: “Beadwork was also used to create decorative and colorful accessory items, and with the 1820’s came an increasing interest in working with beads. A visitor to Salem in 1828 wrote: ‘After an early dinner visited the Academy…we examined and admired the beautiful embroidery, bead work, &c &c which was to be preserved and shown as specimens of taste and industry–with feelings (I doubt not) of pride by both parent and child…'”(Welshimer in Bivins and Welshimer, page 57-59).
Credit Line:
NOT PREVIOUSLY ACCESSIONED