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Object Name HOUSEWIFE
Catalog Number 0985.04.00062
Description The roll-up style housewife consists of red wool edged with brown. Two flaps of green and navy wool are attached to the bottom.
Dimensions H-4 L-5 inches
Owned Colonel Reeves
Made unidentified slaves of Col. Reeves
Provenance This is an example of a home-woven needle book housewife.

"Home-woven needle case. Cloth woven in Culpeper Co., Va., in 1700 by the slaves of Col. Reeves."
People unidentified slaves
unidentified African Americans
Reeves, Colonel
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Sewing
Needlework