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December 5, 2011

Lace-making pillow

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 3:56 pm

Lace-making pillow

Lace-making roller pillow with lace in progress on the roller and twenty bobbins supplying thread.  Twenty threads attached to the bobbins are crossed and twisted over each other according to the pattern laid out on the pillowed roller to make a continuous lace.  Pins keep the thread in place on the roller while work is in progress.  Used by Dakota or Ojibwe Indians; date unknown.

For more details, view the pillow in our online catalog.

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