Fringe

American, probably made in England
late 17th to early 18th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably England

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 9.5 cm (6 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1054

Medium or Technique

Silk and silver plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Long, dense fringe made of pink silk and silver threads; narrow head patterned with warp floats; wefts or fringe made of twisted loops of silk and metalic threads

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent