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Sampler 86.1.300
Very long, narrow sampler. Narrow, multicolored, horizontal bands show a variety of overshot patterns. Two selvedges and two knotted fringed ends. Hand basted pocket at one end. Warp threads are ecru linen, three ply Z twist. Binding and plain weave weft is a fine, two ply S twist yellow cotton yarn. Pattern weft varies in color and type, predominantly two ply heavy wool or wool-like synthetic in purple, mauve, grey, brown, buff, blue, "gold" rose and green....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.302
Long narrow white sample with some light tan in weft at one end. Plain weave with mix of matte and pearly yarns combined with shiny raffia create textured surface and varied whites. Warp has plastic raffia and wool and fine man-made fiber boucle yarns. Weft has plastic raffia throughout, and yarn of white and tan man-made-fiber....View Full Record
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Mat, Table 86.1.305
Large table mat in heavy beige mercerized cotton warp and weft plain weave with Leno design. Hand-manipulated variation of Spanish lace in symmetrical pattern dominates the center. Casually overcast on two fringed ends. Two selvedges....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.313
Small red and gold colored checked sample mounted on card. Red wool warp and gold colored weft. One selvedge and three raw edges. Plain weave with floats in two block pattern....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.272d-g
Four fragments of natural white wool fabric in plain weave with overshots of dark blue woolen yarn, creating blue square outlines over white. This dark blue overlay is on both sides of the white plain weave ground. Dark blue yarn is slubby singles S twist wool. Natural white wool is two ply S twist yarn. One selvedge present on large sample "d". Remaining edges are raw cut. Yarns appear to be hand spun....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.269a-c
Overall deep turquoise sample in irregular shape. Deep turquoise ribbon in warp and weft with tiny threads in pink, purple, off white, brown, green and turquoise yarns, some of which are boucle. Rosepath weave. Attached to large sample are two coordinating fabrics: brown velour sample and blue and black raised nap sample....View Full Record
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Yardage 86.1.267
Brown and beige geometric striped furnishing fabric. Warp and weft are both woven with brown and beige cotton. Twill variation with warp stripe. Two selvedges, two raw edges. Strip cut away from one end....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.240c
Large remnant of burgundy fabric with textured striped design in weave. Plain weave/twill variation vertical bands. Some bands are broken twill, some are probably basket weave. Warp is cotton two ply S twist and weft is rayon singles. One selvedge edges and remaining edges are raw cut. Appears to have been used for upholstery or other use due to crimped folds in edges and irregular cuts in edges....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.248b-d
Deep rose, salmon, copper and brownish red knubbly furnishing fabric. Warp threads are varied, with: salmon colored pearl cotton 3 ply Z twist, deep rose rayon boucle, and brownish maroon cotton heavy singles. Weft threads are: salmon/rose wool 3 ply S twist, same in burgundy, deep rose cotton four ply S twist, and copper rayon boucle. Pieces appear to have been used. Deep hems look like curtain hems. Handwritten card notes: EPI 16; PPI 20....View Full Record
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Runner, Table 86.1.254
Orange and yellow striped table runner with fringe on all four sides. Warp consists of deep yellow and orange heavy cotton floss grouped to create vertical stripes within a field of pale yellow. Pale yellow field consists of six-strand cotton floss in warp and a fine white boucle yarn weft....View Full Record
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