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Dakota drawn threadwork table cover

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Description A Dakota square, drawn threadwork table cover decorated with drawn threadwork in a repeated star-like pattern and hem-stitched edges, circa the late 19th or early 20th century. Made at the lace school of the Bishop Whipple Mission, Morton, Minnesota.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 17 1/2 inches length
15 1/4 inches width
Nomenclature Tablecloth
Creation Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Morton, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Collected by: Whipple, Bishop Henry Benjamin
Made by Dakota Indians
Made in Morton, Renville County, Minnesota, United States
Household. Linens. Furniture Covers. Table & Stand Covers
Indian. Art
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1890 - Approximately 1926
Sybil Carter began developing the Episcopal Church lace manufacturing work with American Indians in Minnesota in 1890. The lace program continued well after Carter’s death in 1908 and eventually dissolved in 1926.
Credit Line Gift of Ms. Maxine Eidsvig
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2002.153.1
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User Comments

  • Gail Dalager on May 17, 2012 02:47:47 PM

    I think it is great to finally see some of the lace work that I have been looking for over the past 6 to9 months. Gail D

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