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White muslin kerchief

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(now much yellowed and stained) with border of fine drawn work and embroidery worked with white linen thread in design of elaborate decorative leaves, blossoms, and flowers, roughly triangular in shape but with long upper edge cut out in center back for neck.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

American, 18th century

Object Place

USA

Dimensions

30.5 x 113 cm (12 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.1390

Medium or Technique

Cotton muslin with linen embroidery, and hemstitched

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes