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SAILOR WOOL OF THE OUTWARD BOUND

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SAILOR WOOL OF THE OUTWARD BOUND

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

In the center of the needlework is a round medallion embroidered with a frigate flying the Union Jack. It faces to the left and rests on a sea with white caps. The sky is blue with large fluffy clouds. On the upper border is embroidered the words "Outward Bound". Above the medallion is a royal crown with a curving leaf strand extending from both sides. On the left is a rose and on the right is a thistle. To either side of the medallion are ten flags, including the British Royal, the Union Jack, flags from France, Greece, Turkey, Brazil, Greece, the Netherlands and the American flag (with twenty-five stars). Below the medallion is embroidered a red frame which is set with a faded photograph of a young sailor. The background is brown.

Category:
needlework
Object name:
SAILOR WOOL OF THE OUTWARD BOUND
Made from:
Wool -- photograph
Made in:
England
Date made:
1880
Size:
58.4 × 62.2 cm (23 × 24 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.27
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION on top: OUTWARD BOUND
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973