Tourist Art or Whimsies
This page shows some
Tourist Art. These amazing beadwork items have been
made by the women of various North Eastern Tribes since
the early 1800's. With these small items that were mass
produced they saved the economic status of their tribes.
Many of these pieces were sold at Niagara Falls. eagerly
snapped up by the many tourists there. Another name
for these items is Whimsies.
All of the beads
are glass and all of these items have glass beads in
a series of drops on the bottom of the items. Some of
the beads have broken off after so many years of wear
and tear but they are still beautiful little items and
you can see the amount of work and concentration that
has gone into each one.