Ruffles (set of three)

Rufflings (set of three)

Indian, used in America
early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: India; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.4 x 81.3 cm (1 3/4 x 32 in.)

Accession Number

49.1038a-c

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered mull ruffles with two rows of embroidered bud motifs along saw-toothed edge finished with buttonhole stitching (long piece probably for a collar; two shorter pieces probably for cuffs or sleeve ends)

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