|Red Curlew Needlepoint Pillow|
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This detailed depiction is taken from the Natural History of Caroli 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. Catesby spent five years collecting specimens, taking notes, and making drawings. Identified as a curlew, this charming bird may actually be the Ibis. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections contain a copy of the 1771 edition of the two volume cork. @2006 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Finely stitched in peitit point, our 18" x 18" Red Curlew is a delight alone or paired with our White Curlew needlepoint pillow.