This is an Old Shaker Scallop Shell Needle Pin Case Holder Pink Silk Needlework Tool. I believe this scallop shell needle pin case was made by the Shaker Community. The United Society of Believers were a primarily 19th century religious society that became known as "the Shakers" because of the trembling and shaking of the members during prayer. Among other things, they produced many many sewing items to be sold to the outside world. The stuffing is pale pink silk (with the oxidized remains of metal pins). It measures about 1-3/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches by 3/4 inches.
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