Band

Crewelwork embroidery

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 257 cm (7 7/8 x 101 3/16 in.) Other (Warp dimension): 20cm (7 7/8in.) Other (Weft dimension): 257cm (101 3/16in.)

Accession Number

36.1

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool crewel embroidery, linen plain weave lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered linen band, probably originally a petticoat border; embroidered stag and building at center with green rolling hills across bottom with trees, plants and other animals; the hills across bottom filled in the Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; outlines of animals in stem stitch; leaves, flowers, and some animals filled in with stem stitch; some thinner stems and elements of buildings in herringbone

Provenance

Gift to MFA, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herbert Edes