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Embroidered Lace-Knit Glove or Mitt

Embroidered Lace-Knit Glove or Mitt

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Description
This black machine knitted net fingerless glove is embellished with embroidered flowers on both the front and the back. The flower spray is backed with fabric inside the glove. Pink silk thread is used for the French knots and bud centers, while coils of gold and silver laminated threads are couched onto a background fabric for flowers, stems and leaves. Every flower center is decorated with a cut green glass bead. The glove has probably never been worn.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
glove, lace-knit
mitt, lace-knit
glove, knitting, lace
glove, knitting, lace, embroidery
date made
1880-1910
used date
1900-1910
maker
unknown
place made
World
Physical Description
machine knit; hand embroidered (overall production method/technique)
black (overall color)
silk (overall material)
green cut glass (flower centers material)
metallic threads (embroidery material)
pink, gold, silver (embroidery color)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 10 in; 7.62 cm x 25.4 cm
ID Number
TE.E351638.000
catalog number
E351638.000
accession number
115408
Credit Line
Mrs. James W. Pinchot
subject
Adornment
Embroidery
Lace
Sewing and Knitting
Silk
Needlework
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Industry & Manufacturing
Clothing & Accessories
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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