Canoe pincushion

Description (Brief)
The silk-covered pincushion is in a cream celluloid canoe. The canoe doesn't rest upright, but a silk ribbon tied around the pincusion forms a handle or hanger so the pincushion could be suspended near the work area. It is unmarked.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pin cushion
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (cusion material)
overall: 4.6 cm x 15.3 cm x 3.5 cm; 1 13/16 in x 6 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Sewing and Knitting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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