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Catalog Number 1979.073.003N
Description Crocheted Tablecloth Section, n.d. One of 16 squares (A-P). Hand-crocheted rectangle in an off-white/ivory color. The squares floral design has a 2 x 2 inch flower in the bottom left which is mirrored and flipped on the top right with leaves on either side of the two flowers. The pattern is created with vertical and horizontal lines, the flower and leaves are created using closer crocheting with smaller holes while the negative space has larger holes in between stitches.
Object Name Crochet
Collection 3D - Art
Title Crocheted Tablecloth Section, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes Crochet is "a needlework technique performed using a crochet hook plus fiber or other similar material. Most typically, this material is yarn or crochet thread, but it might also be fabric, wire, twine, or other innovative material." []

"The first evidence of crochet in history was in early nineteenth century Europe, where it was referred to as 'shepherd's knitting'...The word crochet comes from the French word 'croche' meaning hook." []
Dimensions H-3.625 W-3.75 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Household Goods
Subjects Crocheting
Table settings & decorations