[EMBROIDERY] [DOMESTIC] Embroidered table runners or possibly edgings for drapes or curtains with Cookery motifs
Pennsylvania, c. 1940's. Cream linen, blue embroidery, some fraying. Four linen strips, 42 x 8.25 inches. These decorative, hand embroidered pieces feature a poem for housewives - striving to perform in a thrifty manner. Pennsylvanian German. The second stanza mite likely refers to the biblical currency. Cream linen, blue embroidered, some fraying. Roughly translated:Auj jedem Schrank in jedum HausFrom every cupboard in every houseSiehl alle mal die Frau herausThe wife always sees everythingAus einem Hellur zehne machl Every mite makes tenEigner Herd isl Goldes werlThe [owners] hearth is worth gold (Inventory #: 1749)
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