Set of unfinished embroidered handscreens, one of three

American
18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

37.5 x 35.3 cm (14 3/4 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1395a

Medium or Technique

Linen ground with wool embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Coarse natural colored linen ground with design of polychrome flowers and leaves on an irregular dark reddish-brown ground worked with crewels in oriental stitch, center of screen unfinished shows design for basket on the linen, in one corner of the linen written in ink: Be a gook girl and do your screen!

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund