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Bed curtain (head cloth)

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Crewelwork bed curtain, head cloth; white linen and cotton ground cloth; borders of polychrome wool embroidery; narrow stems in stem stitch, thicker stems and shaded areas of mounds, flowers, leaves and berries in New England laid stitch (or Romanian couching); seed stitch filling in some flower...

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Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

Crewelwork embroidery

Part of an incomplete set of bed hangings

American (New England, Kensington, NH), 1750–75

Object Place

Salisbury, Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Kensington, New Hampshire, United States


201 x 186 cm (79 1/8 x 73 1/4 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave, wool embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts