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Lot 66A: Folk Art Amish Puzzle Sewing Thread Pincushion 1800s

October American Antiques & Primitives

by North Bayshore Antiques

October 25, 2016

Milton, DE, USA

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Description: This is a large folk art Amish puzzle sewing needle pincushion from Lancaster County, PA circa 1800s. For the Amish People pride is a cardinal sin. As a result, Amish Arts are characterized as the balance of humility and simplicity against vanity. The Amish use bold colors, which are symbolic of nature and their usage of colors has become a signature of their beautiful handmade objects. The Amish puzzle needle pincushion is handmade of velvet with contrasting light and dark colors. The puzzle ball consists of 6 square sewn shaped into a ball.

Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.

Dimensions: 5 inches wide and 15 inches in circumference.

Date: 1800s

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