Embroidery

Crewelwork fragment (probably from bed hanging)

American
second quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

27 x 46.5 cm (10 5/8 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.327

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of crewel work, probably from a bed hanging; pattern flowering stem with berries, New England laid stitch (or Roumanian coaching) predominant stitch, most of main stem gone but smaller stems in chain or stem stitch, berries and some flowers in dense spirals of stem stitch, yellow centers of pick and red flowers in bullion stitch, yellow grid of chain stitch in pomegranate and yellow flower of left

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gerturde Townsend