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1986.1121 (RS25290)

Description

Of fine white cotton in a deep "U" shape, with shirred sides. It has a drawstring top with a self ruffle edge. One side is embroidered with a vase of meandering flowers enclosed by a flowering vine, worked in a variety of stitches and french knots. The other side is embroidered with a large heart enclosing an inscription, within an inner leafy vine and an outer grape vine. It is embroidered in white cotton thread.

Details

Maker
Possibly Little, Sarah Ann, 1822-1857 (Maker)
Possibly Little, Sarah, 1790-1863 (Maker)
Date
1820-1835
Inscriptions
Embroidered on the front of the bag is: Sarah L.A./Newbury 1832.
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
cotton (textile)
embroidering
yarn
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
BAG
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Embroidered
embroidering
reticules
Yarn
yarn
Dimensions
11.625 x 9.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.1121
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51223

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