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Sewing case

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A sewing case, long and narrow in shape, designed to be rolled up and tied, outside embroidered with polychrome silks in rococo stitch, design of assorted small squares, inside a series of brocade pockets designed to contain sewing equipment, at bottom a needle book of five leaves of red wool...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

American, Late 18th century

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48.7 x 7 x 3 cm (19 3/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk brocade, wool felt, and silk tape


Textiles and Fashion Arts