Handmade beaded cotton drawstring handbag. 3" flap on each side at top. Flaps decorated with star shaped clusters of gold beads with foliate border. Faces of bag decorated with floral beadwork designs. Rectangular with scalloped bottom. Made by Mrs. George Giesecke (née Erestine Stahrenberg) shortly after her marriage, c. 1817.
H. 8.25 x W. 10 in (H. 21 x W. 25.4 cm)
Place of Origin
Cohia y Tejas (Mexico) ; Tex.
Gift to San Jacinto Museum of History from Erna E. Giesecke.