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White muslin, cut in two pie-shaped pieces and joined on the curved side by a piece of English bobbin insertion. Around each piece of muslin is a border of open shell-like forms filled in with bobbinette. The rest of the design consists of eyelets and sprays of conventional flowers and leaves....

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Made by Mr. Strong's mother when he was a baby.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George A. Strong

American, About 1830–40


15 x 15.5 cm (5 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Cotton muslin with cotton embroidery and linen net insertion


Textiles and Fashion Arts