About this artwork
During the 18th and early 19th centuries, women’s clothing was not constructed with sewn-in pockets. Separate pockets had long narrow tapes along their top edge that tied around the waist and were concealed beneath skirts, accessed by slits or open seams. This pocket may have functioned as a practice piece for a larger project, perhaps a pieced bedcover.
- United States
- Cotton, plain weaves; some embroidered with silk in chain and cross stitches; some printed; pieced; edged with cotton, plain weaves; some printed; lined with linen
- 37.2 x 32.4 cm (14 5/8 x 12 3/4 in.)
- Elizabeth R. Vaughan Endowment