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Thimble in small bag

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Thimble and small bag with red drawstring and openwork grid pattern of concentric diamonds in red, green, light blue, beige, red, light yellow, purple, orange, green, and light pink.


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

American, mid-19th century

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 6.4 x 5.4 x 1.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery with deflected warps and wefts (openwork), cotton plain weave lining, brass thimble


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making, Thimbles