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Part of a bed hanging

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Part of bed hanging consisting of three pieces of white linen and cotton twill (fustian) with napped face and embroidered with wool (crewelwork); New England laid stitch or Roumanian Couching used for thick red and yellow stems, and most of the leaves; stem stitch used on thinner green stems;...

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Inherited by Samuel Bradstreet; Gift to the MFA, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel Bradstreet

Crewelwork embroidery

Fragment of a bed curtain

American, seconf quarter of the 18th century

Place of Creation

Massachusetts, United States


24 x 82 cm (9 7/16 x 32 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .82 x .24

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton twill with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts