Hand-embroidered blouse panel, c.1900
The lady who made her own clothes or had a dressmaker to make them in the early 20th century could purchase panels of cloth that were hand embroidered with neckline and sleeve decorations. The panels, sold in dry goods stores, were coordinated with matching plain cloth. This one features exquisite three-dimensional hand embroidery with a variety of textured stitches.
The condition is excellent.
The panel measures 31" wide by 24" long.