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A small white figured silk needle case, outside covered with ribbon having lining of white lutestring, two inside folded white wool leaves for needles with cut out designs and edges overcast with gold thread, outside edges and tie of gold and fine cord.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, 19th century

Object Place



8.1 x 5.6 x 2.2 cm (3 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Figured silk, wool, and gilt wrapped cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts