Beadwork Bag

Description
Knitted beadwork purse, with a continuous floral pattern between zig-zag borders with a band of individual flowers at the bottom. There is cording at the bottom over the seam. It is unfinished at top and unlined. Beaded bags and knitted bags were fashionable in the 1800s. It was made by Sally (Sarah) Kendig born to Henry and Salome Smith Kendig on July 10, 1819 in PA. She married John Horter Ziegler (1822-1903) February 14, 1849 and they had one daughter - Grace. She died on January 5, 1895 in Harrisburg, PA.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
beadwork
Object Type
beadwork
maker
Kendig, Sally
Measurements
overall: 6 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in; 17.4625 cm x 15.875 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
TE*T14464
catalog number
T14464.000
accession number
277123
subject
Textiles
Victorian Needlework
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Louis Fahnestock

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