Purse, Arts and Crafts style. Made of linen; decorated with a stylized motif that includes the heads of two roosters. Motif edges are embroidered in outline stitch, with painted filling. Details are added with outline and satin stitches in back, red, blue, and green. Spring opening at top is formed by flat strips of metal in casings in the linen. Possibly made from a kit. Embroidery and seams appear to be worked over black line that may have been printed or stamped on fabric.
(Keywords: Fashion, Accessory, Early Twentieth Century)
|Acquisition||Gift of Mrs. Raymond Anderson|
|Ownership and History||
The February 1910 issue of Home Needlework Magazine includes descriptions of "stamped and tinted" designs on cloth for making couch pillows and other textiles. The embroiderer was intended to use the coloring of the tinted areas to guide the embroidery, but could choose to leave some of the tinting exposed for artistic effect. This purse might have been made from a similar pre-stamped and colored design on fabric.
This purse came from the home of Henry Herbert and Marie Matilda (Currey) Seguine at 209 Seguine Avenue in Princes Bay, Staten Island.
Clothing & dress
|Lexicon Sub-category||Personal Gear|
Seguine, Henry Herbert
Seguine, Marie Matilda (Currey)
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