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NAPKIN, ONE OF 12

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NAPKIN, ONE OF 12


About this object

Square off-white cotton organdy napkins with embroidered decoration. Edges are scalloped and bound by button hole stich embroidery in a grey-blue thread. The remaining decoration is concentrated to the lower right corner of napkin (so visible at an angle when quarter-folded) and features four light-blue repeating fish at that scalloped corner outlined in satin and button-hole stiches. Their gills are cutaway eyelets. Just above, at a diagonal angle in dark blue block printed embroidered text reads “Sea Cloud”. Above it are two crossed flags, one blue triangular with a red cross and white center, the second, yellow with a blue and white “x”, both in satin stitch embroidery.

Category:
textiles
Object name:
NAPKIN, ONE OF 12
Made from:
Cotton organdy -- machine embroidery
Date made:
mid 20th Century
Size:
17 × 17 in. (43.2 × 43.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
2014.2.7.21
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION: SEA CLOUD [lower right corner]
Credit line:
Gift of Dina Merrill Hartley, 2014