Featured antique? embroidery help ID please

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by crafty1, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. crafty1

    crafty1 New Member

    Hello, Really hoping some wonderful person can shed some light on this mystery embroidery I recently bought. Type? it is incredible in detail and looks faded which I would think it is old possibly.
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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    @Northern Lights Lodge?? I enhanced & enlarged.....as those in the know like to see things UP CLOSE!!!! And it looks LOVELY!!:jawdrop::joyful::joyful::joyful:

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  3. LauraGarnet02

    LauraGarnet02 Well-Known Member

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  4. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Could be from a firescreen.
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  5. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    What a fascinating piece!!!

    It looks like a hybrid of some sort of embroidery and beadwork. By any chance are the leaves and white flowers porkypine quills??

    If so; I'd suggest that the piece "might" be Native and done circa 1900-1920.
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  6. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  7. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

  8. crafty1

    crafty1 New Member

    Thanks so much everyone - I am going to check out those leads now :). I have never heard of Moose Hair embroidery!
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  9. crafty1

    crafty1 New Member

    yes - it's pretty incredible & looking at the Huron moose hair embroidery - features the same 'strawberries?' etc
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice indeed..
  11. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Never heard of it either.

    I wouldn't want to be the one who sheared a moose.
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Gob smacked. Had no idea such a thing existed.

  13. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Shearing a live moose - now that I'd probably pay to see. :rolleyes:
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  14. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    The shape of your embroidery suggests it was made as a chair seat. Here is one from the Denver Art Museum:
    Huron moose hair embroidery chair seat (2).jpg

    And a long suffering ex-moose: Pug & Moose (2).jpg

    I can attest that the hair from the back of his neck is very long.
  15. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Honestly, the workmanship is incredible in those examples!
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  16. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    What a place for a cat perch! :hilarious:
  17. crafty1

    crafty1 New Member

    Thanks so much, that is definitely the same type shape and similar design. I can't imagine sitting on something so beautiful! very glad it has been preserved in it's frame. I think it needs to go into a collection. I bought this in a New Zealand second-hand shop as I appreciated the incredible skill in the stitch work.
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  18. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    One wonders how a moose hair embroidery ended up in a New Zealand second hand shop!?? :)
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