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Needle and pin cushion

Needle and pin cushion in the form of a small book. Exterior: black satin-weave silk with a simple blossom and leafy sprigs motif. Interior: cream colored satin-weave silk with similar blossoms, leaves and leafy vines plus four white wool and silk flaps with needles. Good condition.


"From Early American trunk"

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

American, 19th century (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin Weaving


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making