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Woman's belt fragment (unfinished)

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White belt fragment, unfinished floral decoration with rounded blossoms, small leaves, and eyelets along edges; selvedge along left side with tack or pin holes visible about 1/2" to 3/4" apart; at the top, the stems and flowers are outlined in running stitch; in the middle section, net is sewn...

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Made by member of the Robbins family of East Lexington, Massachusetts; Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, December, 1898

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, 1810–40

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 66.7 x 7 cm (26 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cutwork and cotton embroidery and net insertions


Textiles and Fashion Arts