Shaker Museum

Bag, Ditty

Bag made from a piece of linen believed to have come from a dress worn by Mother Ann Lee

ca. 1760-1784

Object ID
1952.4905.1
Community
New Hampshire, Canterbury
Description

Bag of linen with white twill drawstring at top. Natural color with plaid pattern of thick blue/brown/blue bands forming large squares, amid which are three narrow blue bands forming sixteen smaller squares in each of the larger squares. Hand-sewn. Many darns on both sides.

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 8 in. (28.7 x 20.3 cm)

Inscriptions

S B

Inscription method: cross-stitched

Inscription location: top

Notes

Purportedly made from a dress worn by Mother Ann Lee. A note handwritten on lined paper that accompanied piece reads, "This little bag was made from a piece of Mother Ann's gown, spun and woven over a hundred years ago. Was presented by Sister Sarah Bates, an aged sister of the Church Family, Mt. Lebanon, given to Mary Dixon of Second Family, some 25 years since. In 1886 presented to Br. Louis Basting, also of Second Family by M.D."

New Hampshire, Canterbury

New Hampshire,  Canterbury

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Shaker Museum Bag, Ditty. https://shakermuseum.us/object/?id=8644. Accessed on June 17, 2021

PEOPLE

Lee, Ann

1736-1784

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PEOPLE

Dixon, Mary

1813-1893

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