18th c. Wool Needlework Flame Stitch Pocketbook Wallet Purse
Wool needlework double-folding wallet opening to two pockets on each side. Worked in 17 colors, from salmon to forest green, using Irish stitch in a variation pattern, edged with green binding tape. Interior lined with pale pink silk taffeta.
Irish stitch, canvas work, woven
Wool, flax, cardboard, cotton, canvas
Folded: 4.75" H x 8.5" W
Numerous areas of wool yarn loss. Wear thru to pocket accordion creases. The color of the wool yarn remains strong and is consistent on the front and back. Wear and loss to binding tape.