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Embroidered picture made from a found white square handkerchief, embroidered in center with polychrome beads in an abstract pattern.


Before 2003, with artist; January, 2003, gift of artist Lindsay B. Obermeyer to her aunt and uncle Jeanne and Stokley Towles, Westwood, MA; 2009, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Towles to the MFA (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeanne and Stokley Towles


© 1988 Lindsay B. Obermeyer All Rights Reserved

American, 1988

Object Place

United States


Height x width: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (26.7 x 26.7 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (drawn and pulled); embroidered with cotton and glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Fiber arts