Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Fröbelgabe (or kindergarten pixelation)

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on October 21, 2010

A beautiful example of a kindergarten exercise – specifically the 14th of Friedrich Fröbel’s “gifts”
intended to allow young children free range of play and expression.
This 26-panel paper weaving book shows a variety of patterns,
including one page with the makers initials and the date of creation.

This example is apparently American, from 1892, made by “M. Kistler”

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