Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Wyandot (Huron) maker
  • pincushion, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Northeastern United States
  • cloth, ribbon, cardboard, beading, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 15 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Transfer from the Johnson County Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2023

The heart shaped pin cushion has cardboard backing. There is a brown and white checkerboard ribbon around the sides with a small loose piece at the point. The top of the heart is cloth (possibly velvet), but it is too dirty to tell if it was white. There is a clear and light blue beaded flower in the center. The edging is in loops of light blue and clear beads.