Crewel work petticoat border

American (New England)
mid-18th century


Object Place: New England, USA

Dimensions

Height: 129.2 x Width: 21.3 cm (50 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) measured flat

Accession Number

50.3123

Medium or Technique

Linen ground with wool embroidery and worsted wool tape

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Design of serpentine stem bearing variety of blossoms, bud and leaves worked with polychrome wools, green and pinks predominating in oriental, satin, stem, knot, dot and button hole stitches; bottom edge bound with green wool tape; a number of small brown stains.

Provenance

Anonymous gift (from Mrs. Samuel Cabot)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift