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Apron

American (?)
19th–20th century


Dimensions

39.5 cm (15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.299

Medium or Technique

Embroidered velvet

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ceremonial “Masonic” apron. Raised work in mostly gold-colored and some silver-colored metal purl on a black cut velvet ground. A simple tent or temple within a wreath of stylized leaves, flowers, and grape bunches; all beneath an eye withing radiating rays. Metal purl fringe. A tying cord is stiched across the top edge and ends in a tassel at either end. Two small moth holes (?) on ground.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection