Potholder

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1845-1870

GUSN

GUSN-34576

Description

Tan open weave linen ground. Two figures needlepointed in wool: woman in red and green with yellow hat; man in red and brown, with black faces, hands and feet. Bound all around with red wool tape. Red wool back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

potholders
cookware
Berlin woolwork
embroidering
stitching
linen (material)
weaving
textiles
wool (textile)
emancipation
humor
slavery
Linen
Wool
Berlinwork
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Classical Figure
Abolition
Humor
Slavery
Leno Weave
Unidentified Textile
POTHOLDER

Inscription

Embroidered in black wool on face above and below figures: WE'S gwine norr-/good bye dixie-

Related Items

Title Potholder Accession Number 1936.993

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Processing T&E

Dimensions

6 x 5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lydia G. Chace

Accession Number

1932.61