Antique Miniature Strawberry Pin Cushion Needle Emery dating 1860-1880 with original silk ribbon. A rare find in above excellent condition. A sweet sewing notion textile.
Rare to find in this excellent condition. The strawberry measures 1-12 inch long and is 1 inch across or about 2-1/4 inches around. The silk ribbon is is 3/8 inches wide and approximately 13 inches long.
The silk ribbon is green with red edges. Original to the pin cushion and attached with knots it is in excellent condition with no shattering.
The strawberry is made of very finely woven, red, tissue wool. The cap of the berry is hand embroidered light green silk thread. A few original pins are still in place.
Filled with sand, these where invaluable sewing tools, meant to keep needles and pins sharp. Inserting and removing the pins would sharpen the points.
Because it is filled with fine sand, it will feel heavier than a standard pin cushion.
The only thing better than the strawberry is this wonderful old ribbon! No tears or holes, other than those made by pins.
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