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Lot 67: Folk Art Amish Puzzle Sewing Thread Pincushion 1800s
25 October 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 made of velvet with contrasting light and dark colors. The colors of the velvet fabric are a bright pumpkin and a deep dark chocolate.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with an age appropriate patina.
Dimensions: 5 inches wide and 15 inches in circumference.