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Stand for an embroidery frame

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore

Probably Singapore, late 19th or early 20th century
Wood
National Museum of Singapore [XXXX-11452]

Specially-made wooden stands supported the frames on which the embroidery fabric was stretched to keep it taut while sewing. They often had built-in drawers for needlework equipment. This stand must have belonged to a keen beader, for its drawers contained an array of samplers and small containers of beads and tinsel.

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