Fancy needlework of all kind were employed by Victorian women. This pincushion, pin keep is an example of the type of Victorian craft, ladies would work with a needle. Hand made, the cushion is covered in a silk brocade with a flower design.
Tied with cascading ribbon bows, a loop of ribbon forms the hanger, so the pincushion could be hung for easy accessibility. An original group of black and white straight pins form a line on the top edge of the pincushion. A perfect spot for a pin keep.