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A square piece of pale blue silk

In the center is a highly naturalistic floral grouping of roses a tulip and primroses on stems with serrated-edged leaves. Polychrome floss silk yarns in fine stain stitch. The ground silk is stained, creased and perforated with many small holes. See: 32.69 Karolik Collection.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Possibly American, 19th century

Object Place

Untied States (possibly)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts