Saturday, 22 June 2013

Textile Treasures in Frankfurt Historical Museum

This darning pattern sampler was worked by Christine Stricker in 1806 and is now in Frankfurt Historic Museum - accession number X28405. It is one of the many costume and textile treasures to be enjoyed there.

This rather beautiful beaded purse is in fact a tobacco pouch! From the 1st quarter of the 19th century, it is inscribed: tobacco smoke wraps up each care. Not quite like the health warnings we have these days! Below is a sample book from Sarasin & Co from Frankfurt Am Main. Click here to visit.

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