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Band of crewel work, white linen ground (five pieces) with floral sprays embroidered in dark and medium blue wool; solid areas of flowers, berries, and leaves in Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch; stems in stem and herringbone stitches; dots in flowers in seed and bullion stitches;...

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Gift to the MFA, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Arthur K. Harrison

Crewelwork embroidery

Probably originally petticoat border

American, third quarter of the 18th century

Object Place

New England, United States


13.5 x 200.5 cm (5 5/16 x 78 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts