Woman's belt fragment (unfinished)

American
1810–40


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 66.7 x 7 cm (26 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1782

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cutwork and cotton embroidery and net insertions

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White belt fragment, unfinished floral decoration with rounded blossoms, small leaves, and eyelets along edges; selvedge along left side with tack or pin holes visible about 1/2” to 3/4” apart; at the top, the stems and flowers are outlined in running stitch; in the middle section, net is sewn into the blossoms which are sewn in raised satin stitch and outlined in stem stitch; at the bottom, the ground cloth has been cut away from the net sections of the blossoms and the holes between the leaves and along the edges

Provenance

Made by member of the Robbins family of East Lexington, Massachusetts; Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone