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Tapestry

1986.426 (RS207240)

Description

"Faux-tapestry" depicting 18th century frolickers in a wooded setting. A boy and girl dance around a May pole; a seond girl plays a penny whistle; a third girl reclines with a basket of flowers. Tapestry effect created by weaving wefts in various shades of pink, brown, and beige. Stretched in an oak frame that was once painted gold (much paint now lost).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1930
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
machine-made
weaving
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
machine-made
tapestries
Tapestry
weaving
Woven
Dimensions
30.25 x 39.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.426
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50837

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