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Crewel work petticoat border

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Design of serpentine stem bearing variety of blossoms, bud and leaves worked with polychrome wools, green and pinks predominating in oriental, satin, stem, knot, dot and button hole stitches; bottom edge bound with green wool tape; a number of small brown stains.


Anonymous gift (from Mrs. Samuel Cabot)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American (New England), mid-18th century

Object Place

New England, USA


Height: 129.2 x Width: 21.3 cm (50 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.) measured flat

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Medium or Technique

Linen ground with wool embroidery and worsted wool tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts