Potholder

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-2954

Description

Embroidered wool on black-felt pot holder in geometric floral design, glazed cotton reverse. Brightly colored wool embroidery (done in red, pink, blues, greens, yellows, and browns with beige outlines on black background). Backing is in brown polished cotton stitched together with beige blanket-stitch. A bit of black cotton tape forms a hanger.

Details

Descriptive Terms

potholders
cookware
cotton (textile)
embroidering
felt (textile)
wool (textile)
Wool
Cotton
Felt
Embroidered
POTHOLDER

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.75 x 5.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1413

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Title Potholder Accession Number 1991.1414