Rebecca Wylie’s Wedding Purse

Title

Rebecca Wylie’s Wedding Purse

Description

Rebecca Wylie, the mother of Louisa and Maggie, embroidered this purse for her wedding in 1838. Throughout the exhibit, textile pieces are incorporated to emphasize and exemplify the ways in which mothering and womanhood were embodied through cloth and stitch.

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Source

Wylie House Museum

Date

1838

Files

wedding purse.jpg

Citation

“Rebecca Wylie’s Wedding Purse,” Wylie House Exhibits, accessed June 21, 2024, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/wyliehouse/items/show/139.