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Pin cushion

Pin cushion

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, padded, taffeta ribbon

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular pin cushion of thick cotton woven with a slightly raised stripe. Padded with, possibly, straw. A plain taffeta ribbon loop is attached to one narrow end to allow the pin cushion to be hung from the wrist or the arm of chair.

Place of Origin

England (made)


18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton, padded, taffeta ribbon


Length: 5.5 in, Length: 13.9 cm, Width: 4.5 in, Width: 11.5 cm, Depth: 1.75 in, Depth: 4.4 cm, Length: 5 in ribbon, Length: 12.7 cm ribbon, Width: 2 in ribbon, Width: 5.1 cm ribbon

Descriptive line

Rectangular pin cushion of thick cotton, England, 18th century


Textiles; Accessories; Needlework accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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