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Pincushion

Description

Roughly square light-blue silk; tightly filled with sand or sawdust; small pieces of off-white lain woven cotton fabric cover top and bottom; the bottom panel is unadorned; top panel has a central square surrounded by four border strips with mitered corners and woven flowers; additional edges crocheted on cotton panels; off-white silk ribbons are laced through the crocheted borders and tied in multi-looped bows at two corners; in hope chest (acc. no. 1998.6174).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Associated Building
Original To Field-Hodges House (North Andover, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
crocheting
silk (textile)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
North Andover (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
crocheting
floral patterns
Pincushion
pincushions
Sewing
silk (textile)
Dimensions
5 3/8 x 5 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6217
Credit Line
Estate of Sarah Moore Field
GUSN
258084

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