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Portieres, or door curtains, were used to cover door openings during the winter months to keep out drafts. The Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework of Deerfield, Massachusetts, designed this embroidered and appliqued portiere based on an espaliered rose.


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Door Curtain-Espaliered Rose

artisan   Deerfield Society of Blue and White Needlework
date   1900-1915
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   93.0"
width   47.5"
process/materials   applique and embroidery on linen
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Textiles
accession #   #NBW.111

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