Lacemaker bobbin lace pillow with bobbins and paper patterns

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Description A bobbin lace making pillow and paper patterns, possibly used by Dakota or Ojibwe women, circa the late 19th to early 20th century. Wood base padded with natural fiber stuffing and coved with tan cotton fabric. Paper lace pattern pinned to pillow with metal pins with lace in progress. Ten wood bobbins hang from work, wound with linen thread. Collected by Bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple.
Quantity 14 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 18 3/4 inches diameter
6 1/4 inches length (paper lace pattern)
4 inches width (paper lace pattern)
4 inches length (bobbins)
Nomenclature Lace pillow
Bobbin lace
Pattern (guide), lace
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Henry Benjamin
Used by (possibly) Dakota Indians
Used by (possibly) Ojibwe Indians
Used in Minnesota, United States
Household. Needlework. Lace, Tatting, & Lace Making. Equipment, Supplies, Instruction Books, & Patterns
Indian. Art
Indian. Tools & Equipment. Decoration & Weaving
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1860 - Approximately 1901
(Date range based on time Bishop Whipple spent in Minnesota working for various government commissions for Indian Affairs)
Credit Line Gift of the Sibley House Association of the Minnesota Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1971.A-O

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