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Kerchief

American
last quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 103.2 x 103.5 cm (40 5/8 x 40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.631

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with linen embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White kerchief with narrow rolled hems on three sides, selvedge on fourth side; scalloped border with scrolled stems on two sides with large, triple leaf or cone design emerging from corner where scalloped edges meet; large leaf motif cut off on one side; stem stitching for stems, buttonhole stitching for berries along border, drawnwork and hem stitching for leaf or cone centers in large corner design, chain stitching for scalloped border, surface satin stitching for leaves

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout