"Sakowitz Department Store Houston, TX Hand-Needlepoint Gilt Bamboo Framed Panel"
Panel Sz: 5 1/4"H x 10 3/8"W
Frame Sz: 6 1/8"H x 11 1/4"W
From a Highland Park, Dallas Estate
Sakowitz was a chain of family-owned department stores based in Houston, Texas, United States. The store was founded by two brothers, Tobias and Simon Sakowitz, in Galveston, Texas in 1902. Other family members were working in the cotton mills in Galveston. The two brothers, Simon and Tobias, began a peddler business, taking orders and delivering clothes on a bicycle to the many merchant seamen in Galveston at that time. Eventually, the chain expanded to thirteen locations, of which ten were in Texas.