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Pair of women's sleeve ruffles

Fine white cotton ground, embroidered with white linen yarns. Scalloped bottom border with small cartouches and flowers worked in variety of drawnwork patterns; thin stems with trefoil leaves appear at regular intervals above border. Single linen yarn drawn through each ruffle near top edge...

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Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

American, mid-18th century

Object Place

United States

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Medium or Technique

Cotton ground with linen embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts