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Description

White linen ground. Wool cross-stitch of two figures. Women in orange; man in red; black faces, hands and feet; whole bead eyes. Bound with blue and white checked silk; edged with blue cord; silk loop center top. Back dark blue and black satin striped silk.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1862-1870
Inscriptions
Cross-stitched in black on face below figures: We's Free
Material
cross-stitching
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stripes
textiles
wool (textile)
Object type
Food Processing T&E
Descriptive terms
Abolition
Classical Figure
cookware
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
emancipation
Humor
humor
Linen
linen (material)
POTHOLDER
potholders
Satin Stripe
Silk
silk (textile)
slavery
Slavery
stripes
textiles
Unidentified Textile
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
6 x 7 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.993
GUSN
38858
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