Printed Cotton "Housewife" or sewing case; 1800-1825

Printed Cotton "Housewife" or sewing case; 1800-1825

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"Housewife" or sewing case. Pouch style case with a drawstring closure and long foldover flap. Pieced of five different printed cotton fabrics (drab or brown predominant) and used for holding miscellaneous sewing equipment. Donor comment: "Belonged to Great Aunt Bordman of New England. First quarter 19th C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Needlework Case
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 6 in; 38 cm x 15 cm
ID Number
TE.T07734.000
catalog number
T07734.000
Credit Line
Miss Grace L. Temple
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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