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Pincushion/ sewing bag

Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1800-1820
Medium:
silk –silk thread
Dimensions:
LOA 4 1/2; WOA 2 1/2 (cushion only)
Accession Number:
4172
Description:
Pincushion/ needlecase mounted on a small silk sewingbag; pincushion is stuffed silk and is in the shape of a fish; cushion is embroidered with large pink and red flower and small blue flowers; the whole is edged with silver braid (now tarnished); “mouth” of fish functions as needlecase. Attached silk bag has drawstring opening at top (string now missing) and is embroidered with two yellow and orange silk flowers.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Museums & Gardens