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Pincushion

Object Number: 
Z.1552
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Cotton, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 11.7 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Circular handmade pincushion with two different types of calico on each side and a cloth covered button at the center, buttonhole stitch trims the seam around the outer edge; the pincushion is suspended from a handwoven wool tab sewn to be back, with a vertical opening at the top like a button hole, in front of the tab is a stuffed cloth partridge.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group