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Petticoat border

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Petticoat border made of four pieces of plain weave linen with abutting seams embroidered with trees, plants, and animals (including a goat, cow, rooster, and several birds) on yellow and brown ground along bottom; predominately Roumanian couching or New England laid stitch in ground area,...

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Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

American, 1758

Object Place

Ipswich, New England, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 21.7 x 269.2 cm (8 9/16 x 106 in.)

Accession Number

62.178

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes