Iroquois-Style Raised Beadwork Delica Beads & Swarovski Crystal Velvet Purse Cowry Shell Dyed Freshwater Pearls Mohawk Artist Niio Perkins
Niio Perkins, award-winning Mohawk beadworker, is among the finest artists working in the Iroquois raised bead style. In this style, multiple layers of beads add depth to the designs. Here she has created a dark maroon heart-shaped velvet purse with floral designs, lined with a dark satin fabric with Asian designs.
Materials: velvet, delica beads, Swarovski crystal beads, dyed freshwater pearls, leather, cowry shells.
Purse is 5 3/4″ w x 4 1/2″ h; 6 1/4″ w x 9 1/2″ h including handle and fringes