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White blanket with a black, red, pink, and yellow compass rose motif embroidered in each corner (in cross and satin stitches); thin black woven stripe and red cross stitching along each end; black "CR/N3" backstitched in upper left corner (Caira Robbins of East Lexington, Massachusetts [April 12,...

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"CR/N3" back stitched in black wool in upper left corner


Initials embroidered by Caira Robbins (April 12, 1794 to June 12, 1881); Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

Rose blanket

English, used in America, around 1815

Place of Manufacture

Whitney, Oxfordshire, England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


229.5 x 199 cm (90 3/8 x 78 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts