What happened to the notion of beauty in everyday things? How nice it would be if every layer of clothing was a wonder in and of itself.
Petticoat. New England, mid 18th century. Linen and cotton with wool embroidery. Petticoat; white linen and cotton ground woven with vertical ribbing (plied linen warps regularly form ribs); bottom edge bound with green wool tape; border design of vine bearing grapes, thistles, berries, and a variety of flowers, embroidered in polychrome crewels. (mfa.org)