Sunday, February 20, 2011

New England Lady's Pocket, c.1760

This pieced cotton (probably homespun), linen and wool, with bright crewel work in a floral vine pattern, possibly from New England, ca. 1760s. The pocket in the textile and costume collection at Strawbery Banke Museum is one of those fine and rare pieces that vividly conjures up images of a time and place and an owner. Note the skill of the crewel work on either side of the pocket, perfectly balanced, with a lively cheerful palette.

Gift of Mrs. Herbert Faulkner.
Photograph, Tara Vose

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