Generously sized and guaranteed not to pinch the person who sits against it! The feisty land crab on our needlepoint throw pillow comes from naturalist Mark Catesby's The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands, written and illustrated between 1731 and 1747. Hand-stitched. Inspired by 18th-century print in the Colonial Williamsburg rare book collection.
- Needlepoint crab pillow
- Inspired by 18th-century print
- 100% wool face
- Velvet backing
- 16"H x 20"W
- WILLIAMSBURG by Michaelian Home
Spot or dry clean.
The colorful Land Crab is taken from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (1731-1747) by famed naturalist Mark Catesby. He was one of several 18th-century explorers who ventured to remote areas of the world to document regional flora and fauna. A copy of the 1771 edition of the two-volume work is in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collection.
Amazed by their plentitude, Catesby wrote, "in some Places the Ground being almost covered with them, so thick they are . . . the Earth seems to move as they crawl about."