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Band, possibly part of valance or petticoat

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Ground cloth of cotton and linen plain weave, two pieces with seam at far right, selvedge runs along top edge (textile runs horizontally), wool or crewel embroidery; central vine in herringbone stitch with smaller stems in stem stitch, green leaves and pink, yellow, and red flower blossoms,...

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Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Lillian K. H. Sanborn

Crewel work embroidery

American (New England), around 1725

Object Place

New England, United States


197.6 x 14 cm (77 13/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave ground with wool crewel and silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts