Salem North Carolina United States of America
silk thread –chenille –ribbon –paint –ink –silk
HOA 14 1/4; WOA 22 1/2
DESCRIPTION: Commemorative ribbon and chenille embroidery and watercolor on silk; ink inscription. Depicts central monument topped with ribbon rose garland and surrounded by bunches of ribbon flowers; monument framed by cedar tree embroidered with chenille thread on each side; watercolor foliage completes background; inscription surrounded by ribbon wreath with faded pink bow at bottom. This piece has been conserved.
“Danbarkeit” is the German word for gratitude, a consistent theme expressed on presentation pieces. This example descended in the Leinbach family of Salem, although its exact recipient is not known.
LABEL NOTES: The donor is a descendent of the Bagge family of Salem, North Carolina. The actual needlework descended in the Leinbach family.
Gift of Margaret Leinbach Kolb