User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Embroidery fragment from collar

Start collecting

Fine white muslin on which are embroidered with white cotton and laid-work roses, carnations, forget-me-nots and convolvulors arranged in semicircular groups or scattered like a powder. The curved lower edge is finished with a scallop and a line of drawn-work, above is a border of separate...

Show Full Description

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

Probably American, About 1830–60


24 x 35.6 cm (9 7/16 x 14 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery and drawn-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts