Here's a nice Victorian piece of Americana sewing tool, a handmade emery for sharpening needles. Shaped like a carrot, the emery is made of paisley fabric. Green plush velvet is cut and stitched to resemble a top of a carrot.
The size of the emery is 3-1/4" long. 3-3/4" circumference around the top.
Lovely patina with no holes.