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Kings County Museum

Bag, Needlework

Accession number: 2010.076.020
Date: 1900 – 1956
Materials: Silk, wool
Measurements: 27.5 cm L x 37.5 cm W
Narrative: Collection donated by Ruth Bentley, daughter of Keith Parker Bentley, granddaughter of Henry Kenneth Bentley (1878-1985).
Description: Light brown huck cloth sewing bag with Native American design embroidered in wool on front and back. Rust and black embroidery cross stitch around edges is 2 handles with 3 rows of cross stitch - 2 black 1 rust. Silk lining. Needleowrk on inside is silk and flannel with black running stitch around edges.
History of Use: Henry Kenneth Bentley was twice married to (1) Maie Lavinia Parker (1884-1942) on December 7, 1911 and (2) to Lalie Beatrice Parker (1883-1956) on January 20, 1944. Many of the textiles are behaved by the donor to have been created by Lalie Beatrice Parker or her sister - both women were sisters.