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Brace

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1850
Medium:
glass & metal beads, leather –linen, silk –wool
Dimensions:
LOA 33 1/2; WOA 2 1/2
Accession Number:
4240.10
Description:
One half of a pair of braces (or suspenders) Beaded with a floral design. The 16 daisy-like flowers have light-blue beads in the center, moving to black and silver. Clear beads for petals with white beads for the edges. 11 feathery leaf-like designs consisting of light purple, dark purple, then blue wool thread with gold beads sewn in with a brown, orange and peach wool forming a third leaf. These go between the flowers. Surrounded by a red and black silk cord. Light leather ends have slits in the center for buttons. One side has silk thread decorating the border. This side is attached to linen backing about 5 1/4″ from the end and has a metal adjuster. Additional materials are: linen, silk, wool and metal.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Margaret McCuiston