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Object Name SHUTTLE
Catalog Number 0985.13.01847
Description This shuttle is comprised of a wooden form (walnut) tapered at both ends and slit in the center of the bottom and hollowed out in the center top; into this hollow fits a velvet covered stuffed pillow. Traces of a gold metallic paint remain in the wood grain lines.
Dimensions H-2 W-4.5 D-10.5 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Provenance Unknown. Believed to be a Civil War period shuttle that was later made into a pin cushion.

"This walnut shuttle was converted into a pincushion holder." (donor letter)
Subjects Weaving
Needlework
Sewing