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Pair of women's mitts

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Knitted black mitts with vertical openwork bands; black cord trim at finger and thumb openings, fringe at arm opening; flap lined with black silk satin.

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Probably English, exported to America, late 18th century

Place of Manufacture

possibly England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 41.3 x 10.2 cm (16 1/4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.18a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk lined with silk satin and trimmed with silk cord

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes