Flax plant fibers

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1830

GUSN

GUSN-191142

Description

Two bundles of flax plant at different stages of refinement. One is partially broken flax to remove outside to get to figures with off-white ribbon and the other is much longer and consists of fibers freed from the husk and combed straight with green string.

Details

Descriptive Terms

vegetation
flax (fiber)

Inscription

"Flax plant partially/ broken to remove/ outside to get/ inside fibers"
"Famous Artist/ Studios"
"Inside fibers freed of husk/ combed straight/to be used on/ the flax wheel/ spinning wheel"

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

29 x 2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Horsch Lightbody

Accession Number

2005.24.20

Places

New Hampshire (United States)
Weare (Hillsborough county, New Hampshire)