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fabric bird with trapunto wings and tail
trapunto bird with fabric wings and tail
fabric bird with trapunto wings and tale
fabric bird with trapunto wings and tail

An unusual fabric bird, all cotton, appears to be treadle sewn (treadle sewing machines were in use in the 1850s).  The wings and tail are trapunto (also known as stuffed work) in which stitched areas were stuffed to raise them up. A green thread hangs from the beak; black bead eyes.  A length of twisted threads that feel like linen are tied around its neck.  One side is darker, maybe spent time near a light or heat source.  A special addition to any sewing, pin cushion and/or bird collection.  Dimensions:  length 8"; width across wings 3.25"; height 4.5".

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