Embroidered band

Crewelwork embroidery
Probably originally petticoat border

American
third quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

13.5 x 200.5 cm (5 5/16 x 78 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.800

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Band of crewel work, white linen ground (five pieces) with floral sprays embroidered in dark and medium blue wool; solid areas of flowers, berries, and leaves in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; stems in stem and herringbone stitches; dots in flowers in seed and bullion stitches; probably from a petticoat border; stained, several holes.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Arthur K. Harrison