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Pair of women's sleeve ruffles

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

27 x 102.3 cm (10 5/8 x 40 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.49a-b

Medium or Technique

Cotton ground with linen embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white cotton ground, embroidered with white linen yarns. Scalloped bottom border with small cartouches and flowers worked in variety of drawnwork patterns; thin stems with trefoil leaves appear at regular intervals above border. Single linen yarn drawn through each ruffle near top edge (possibly intended to help gather ruffle to wear). Selvedges present both sides. Good condition.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund