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White India muslin embroidered with white cotton and with drawn-work, shadow-work, laid-work, chain stitch and button hole stitch. In one end is worked the date, 1752, and in the other R. L., the initials of the maker, Rachel Leonard.

Provenance

This piece was made by Rachel Leonard of Norton, Mass., an ancestress of Mrs Davis

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Susan Hedge Davis of Plymouth, Mass.

American, Colonial, 1752

Dimensions

Length x width: 52.1 x 129.9 cm (20 1/2 x 51 1/8 in.) (Maximum)

Accession Number

12.193

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with linen

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes