Band of crewel work embroidery

American (New England)
early 18th century

Object Place: New England, United States


102 x 22 cm (40 3/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery, appliqued pieces of wool embroidery, glass beads, and piece of linen and cotton twill

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Band of crewel work embroidery, top of band irregular, landscape with low conventionalized hills and ornamental trees and flowers, animals including elongated cow, bear with red glass bead eye, small dog, brown and white sheep, worked with blue, green, yellow, and pink crewels, probably originally the bottom of a valance, piece of birds eye twill sewn to right side at top; hills filled in with Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; animals, berries, and leaves in dense rows of stem and chain stitch; sheep and a few flower centers in bullion stitch; snail in rows of chain stitch

Credit Line

Anonymous gift