Iroquois

WOVEN AND BARK BASKETS

Bark, reed and woodsplints 
Iroquois, 20th century 
New York, North America 
Albert G. Heath Collection 
LMA 16595, 30023, 30024, 30025

This variety of baskets demonstrates some of the diversity of technique among Iroquois women.


HUSK MASK

Corn husks 
Iroquois, 20th century 
New York, North America 
Albert G. Heath Collection 
LMA 30575

Husk faces are vegetation spirits who act as healers of illness in the home. They also drive away evil, disease and misfortune. Husk faces can be worn by both men and women.


HUSK MASKS

Corn husks 
Iroquois, 20th century 
New York, North America 
Albert G. Heath Collection; Zim Collection 
LMA 30576; 7752


BEADED PURSE

Beaded fabric 
Iroquois, 20th century 
New York, North America 
LMA 1995.3.33


BEADED PURSE

Beaded fabric 
Iroquois, 20th century 
New York, North America 
LMA 1995.3.34