Canvas work knitting needle holder, mid 19th century

Canvas work knitting needle holder, mid 19th century

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Description (Brief)
Canvas work knitting needle holder of floral design. Long narrow rectangle with lower end pointed. Face is cross stitched in wool yarns with a band of flowers on a beige ground. Typical of Berlin wool work, which is a style of embroidery similar to today's needlepoint.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
knitting needle holder
date made
ca. 1840-1900
Physical Description
embroidery, berlin wool-work (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 1 3/8 in; 17.78 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1986.1023.221
accession number
1986.1023
catalog number
1986.1023.221
Credit Line
Gift of Hope Anthony Levy
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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