Pincushion

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-258084

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

Descriptive Terms

pincushions
silk (textile)
cotton (textile)
crocheting
floral patterns
Sewing
Pincushion

Associated Building

Original To Field-Hodges House (North Andover, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

5 3/8 x 5 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Sarah Moore Field

Accession Number

1998.6217

Places

North Andover (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)