Pillow Sham


A pillow sham with red braid carefully stitched to it in a pattern. In the center are the letter “P” and two floral and leaf motifs. A stamping block was used to transfer the border design to the fabric. The lines of an earlier design are still on the fabric. In the 1850’s and 1860’s ads in Godey’s Lady’s Book mention that the blocks were used for braiding.

Maker: Norris, Phebe Smith

Location: Currently not on view

Made At: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Victorian Needlework, Textiles


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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Edna Plummer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T10857Catalog Number: T10857.000Accession Number: 186730

Object Name: braidwork pillow sham

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-8e15-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_629928

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