Textile fragmentHistoric DeerfieldHD 97.035

Textile fragment

This embroidered fragment, with polychrome silk embroidery on a very fine cotton mull ground, has the additional embellishment of metal sequins and select areas of metallic thread. When new and shiny, these metallic elements would have added depth and sparkle to the garment.

Gown fragment

This fragment features polychrome silk embroidery on a very fine cotton muslin (mull) ground. The embroidery consists of a floral design, with the largest motif as a small bouquet of flowers tied with a bow. Most of the flowers are generic, but the three at the top of the bouquet …

Maker: UnknownCulture: IndianTitle: Silk scarfDate Made: n/aType: ClothingMaterials: silkPlace Made: Asia; IndiaCredit Line: Gift of Rev. Mr. I.N. Hurd.Accession Number: 27.O.M.Collection: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Silk scarf

This silk scarf was given to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in 1859 as a gift from Reverend Isaac Newton Hurd. Its accession number, 27.O.M., indicates that it was acquired before the museum adopted its current accession number system in 1974. It is believed to be Indian in origin, …