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I'm not exactly sure what this is - it appears to be crocheted, and it's quite long, over two feet. I suppose it could be a bookmark, but it seems a bit too fancy for such a humble task. Any guesses?

Found in (well, around actually, as pictured in the photo) "Of Human Bondage" by W. Somerset Maugham. Published by Garden City Publishing Co., 1939.

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10 comments:

mim said...

Yes, it is crochet, and I guess not a bookmark, but a book belt (or just a belt for a child?)

Kris said...

Looks like a belt to me.

Elaine Jarvis said...

A Belt in the making?

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

Perhaps a strap for a woman's over the shoulder handbag...cannot determine it its crochet, macrame or knitting...most interesting book mark, one could tie a book around and tote it along.

Stacie said...

There are some knit or crochet patterns out there for bookmarks that wrap around the book. Like a fancier version of a normal bookmark. They usually have some sort of clasp, though.

Stacie said...

Here's an example of the type I'm talking about:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mariannes-romantic-bookmark

mejaka said...

Patricia, I would say crochet, as it looks very similar to a coverlet my mother spent years making; the pattern for that used some of the same stitches as I can see in this.

hotclaws said...

I'd call it tatting.

Jil Casey said...

I like the idea of it being a book holder/belt

Synthia said...

The book "Of Human Bondage" was found tied up with a book belt. Am I the only one who finds that funny?

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