Trivet

Object Number: 
2003.16.4
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 in. ( 19 cm )
Description: 
Crocheted circular trivet with concentric circles of blue, white, and red.
Gallery Label: 
This trivet and other items were purchased from New York Exchange for Woman's Work during the last week of its operation in February, 2003. The Exchange was founded in 1878 by Candace Wheeler and Mary Atwater Choate to provide respectable women who needed to earn living, particularly Civil War widows, a viable means for supporting themselves. The exchange was forced to close in 2003 due to high overhead and a waning market for handmade goods.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group