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A square pincushion, decorated in a chequered pattern of red wool embroidery and beadwork, set in a beadwork and embroidery border of a repeating geometric design. The four sides of the pincushion are edged with a looped fringing of clear and white glas beads. Backed with dark red cotton damsk furnishing fabric. Handsewn throughout. Densely packed with straw and/or bran.