Explore the CollectionHat Pin Cushion

Measurements
24cm x 21cm
Place of Origin
Americas
Historical Period/Date
19th Century (1870-1999 Late)
Registration Number
1990-005
Donated/Purchased
Donated
Techniques
Bead Embroidery,
Objects
Costume Accessories - Women,Hat Pin Cushions,

Physical Description

A hat pin cushion of red velvet with applied bead embroidery in a design of a bird perched on a branch and two flags. Red, clear (white) green, yellow, blue and grey beads have been used. The beads are stitched in runs of four to nine beads on stiffened fabric. The motifs were then applied to velvet. The firmly stuffed cushion has a glazed chintz backing. Probably North American Indian work

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