The University of Texas at Austin
Knitting shield
Identifier: TMC_0013
Title: Knitting shield
Description: Knitting needle shield has a metal piece that was sewn to a two layer wool heart shape. Engraved in the metal are "R", "F" and a row of three-line stars connected by two flanking lines; "IR" is stamped at the bottom. Fourteen circles are cut through the metal for stitching to wool pieces. Given to Maria Brown (Mrs. Moses) Austin from her grandmother’s sister, Mrs. Rebecca Fuller. Donated by Mrs. Hally Bryan Perry.
State: Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Country: Mexico
Date: early 19th century
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 3 [Metric, Rm C 4.2]
Size: metal part: 2.54 cm w x 6.5 cm H; cloth heart: 5.715 W x 6.67 H
Other ID: TMM 331-10
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century