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Fragment of Flame Stitchery

Description

A rectangular fragment of an Irish stitched flame design. It is worked in with wool yarns in shades of green, blue, red, pink, yellow, and beige on a linen ground and bound in modern blue cotton tape. It is backed with a modern muslin colored fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1790
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cloth
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Bargello work
cloth
Cotton
cotton (textile)
fragments
Irish stitch
Linen
linen (material)
Synthetic Fabric
TEXTILE FRAGMENT
textiles
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
20.5 x 14.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.464
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2441

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