Miscellaneous, Bag, Flat, Beaded Plateau, Floral, Vintage, '40's, 267
In their earliest forms, plateau bags were primitive and primarily utilitarian; woven from natural fibers like hemp and then cornhusks, used to store and transport food and supplies. They evolved into intricate, elaborate beaded works of art, like this one.
This beautiful beaded plateau bag is a vintage find, dating back to the 1940s. The focal point of this little beauty is the vibrant floral pictorial hand-beaded in vivid oranges, reds, and greens, with baby blue accents, on a khaki beaded backdrop trimmed with orange. It’s simply stunning -- a one-of-a-kind mid-century collector’s piece.
- materials: seed beads, indigo calico sheeting
- bag: 12" x 10 1/2"
- vintage condition
- light bead loss, fraying to contrast trim
- style number: JM267