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Cotton and linen twill (fustian) with napped face embroidered with bright colored wools in a design of leaves and flowers growing from undulating stems. On them is a pink bird with a blue head and blue and yellow wings and tail. The colors are blues, browns, greens, yellows, reds, and a little...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of a bed curtain

American, Boston, Colonial, 1725–50

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, Unites States


Overall: 31 x 205.1 cm (12 3/16 x 80 3/4 in.) Other (Top edge measurement): 200 cm (78 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts