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Sheer white textile fragment with rows of white embroidered sprigs; selvedge on right; metalic (now black with tarnish), red and white stripes across bottom edge (probably end of a piece or length of cloth); faded writing below stripes ". . . /d . . . 2/x yds [illegible]/d"


Written in pencil across bottom edge (extremely faint): ". . . /d . . . 2/x yds [illegible]/d"

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Book muslin

Indian, used in America, early 19th century

Place of Use

New England, United States

Place of Manufacture



Overall: 17 x 22.5 cm (6 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with metal-wrapped threads (probably silver) and cotton chain stitch embroidery (tambour work); (book muslin)


Textiles and Fashion Arts