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Flax plant fibers

Description

Two bundles of flax plant at different stages of refinement. One is partially broken flax to remove outside to get to figures with off-white ribbon and the other is much longer and consists of fibers freed from the husk and combed straight with green string.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1830
Inscriptions
"Flax plant partially/ broken to remove/ outside to get/ inside fibers"
"Famous Artist/ Studios"
"Inside fibers freed of husk/ combed straight/to be used on/ the flax wheel/ spinning wheel"
Material
flax (fiber)
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Weare (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)
Descriptive terms
flax (fiber)
vegetation
Dimensions
29 x 2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.24.20
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Horsch Lightbody
GUSN
191142

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