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Ground: deep cream colored linen. Design: large stylized flowers and leaves growing from undulating stems worked in Oriental or Roumanian and outline stitch with pink, red, pinkish violet, blue, green and yellow wool (crewel). Worn, stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Frank Luscombe Tinkham

American (New England), Colonial, 1758

Object Place

New England, United States


25.7 x 165.3 cm (10 1/8 x 65 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts