Pocket book: woven geometric design
Overall: 3 3/4 x 7 in. ( 9.5 x 17.8 cm )
Single fold Gentleman's purse (pocketbook) in multicolored worsted woolen flame stitch needlepoint in a Bargello carntion design (also called "Irish work") on a linen canvas ground; completely handstitched; ferreted (18th Century term for edging a textile with a fabric tape) with green woolen tape and lined with a glazed green linen interior consisting of two compartments with gusseted sides on each side of fold.
Gift in the name of Mrs. John Putnam Batchelder
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