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Knitted circles of white cotton, joined end to end, with various simple concentric floral and geometric motives. Edged with red silk and backed with red paper. Soiled. Stitches: knit lace.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Probably German, 18th century

Object Place

Germany (probably)

Dimensions

359.5 x 14.4 cm (141 9/16 x 5 11/16 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

43.1022

Medium or Technique

Cotton knit backed with paper and edged with pink silk ribbon and bows

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles