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Sample 92.2.74A-C
Three sewed-together samples of Theo Moorman technique. a) beige and off-white background with four distinct design areas. One is blues and oranges, next is greens and truquoise, next is roses and greens, next is browns and greens. Warp is white cotton or synthetic, untwisted along with beige hemp fiber of boucle twists. Pattern warp threads are varied textured yarns. b) Off-white and gray background to bright pink/coral central circular motif. Grey forms rectangular background to pink circle. Thick pink cotton yarn is wrapped with silver metallic thread. c) Background of off-white and black threads with central desing motif of bright pink/coral thick yarn wrapped with silver metallic thread. Intentional circular opening in middle of pink woven with three vertical line of black and off-white warp yarn spanning the opening....View Full Record
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Hanging 92.2.81
Large wall hanging in orange and off white. Consistent pattern overall of irregular groupings of rectangles. Rectangles are woven in natural cotton wrapped in silver metallic thread. Warp is orange cotton, repeated in the weft. Maker's label: Hand Woven / by / Lucille Landis / Old Greenwich, Conn."...View Full Record
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Runner, Table 93.1.109a
Table runner woven of off white and metallic "gold" threads in overshot weave forming a very subtle pattern of ovals and crosses in rows. Finished fringes at either end, two selvedges. Warp threads are gold-wrapped offshite yarn - possibly cotton or synthetic. Weft threads include warp plus beige rayon. Paper tag says in blue print: "SOCIETY OF CONNECTICUT CRAFTSMEN / function / material / design / 1935." Handwritten in ink on tag is "Lucille Landis / 5 / NFS."...View Full Record
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Hanging 93.1.112
Wall hanging, almost square. Geometric design of horizontal and vertical bands of color. Colors are blue, grey, black, off-white, silver and pink. Two selvedges and two hem pockets. Warp of natural fine cotton and black cotton yarns. Weft of cotton/rayon and silver metallic wrapping. Grey hanging rope, rod in upper pocket, brass screw eyes....View Full Record
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Mat, Table 93.1.120
Rectangular table mat with light brown background. Geometric pattern with deep yellow, bold and irregular cross. Scattered rectangles of orange, chartreuse and pink. Zig zag/dot border design in deep yellow. Warp is brown hemp and weft is wool in various colors. Two selvedges and two fringed ends. Small fishing lure pins across one fringed end....View Full Record
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Poncho 93.1.125
Overall diamond-shaped poncho, predominantly deep rose with yarns of pink, deep rose, red, mauve, purple, and deep blue. Large tassel at peak of neck opening. Overall shape is rounded at bottom center. Old catalog card notes maker as Klara Cherepov. One side seam. Dart at shoulder. Cut edges have been reinforced with blanket stitch in boucle yarn....View Full Record
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Poncho 93.1.126
Poncho in off white natural wool and grey and black. Overall diamond shape with rounded "point" at center bottom. Brocade weave in bands of grey on "white" background. Tassel at peak of back neck opening in dark grey yarn - a continuation of the yard used to create a crocheted finished edge around the neck opening. One side seam and dart at shoulder. Grey binding tape stitched to narrow hem. Old catalog card says the maker is Klara Cherepov...View Full Record
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Skirt 93.1.127
Knee-length full skirt with soft, wide pleats in vertical stripes of brown, beige, russet and "silver" metallic in varying shades. "Gold" metallic threads also present. Yarns vary in thickness with some chenille and boucle. Dark brown synthetic fabric lining and side zipper closure. Maker's label sewn on reads: "cherepov ltd. / handwoven fabrics / greenwich - connecticut"...View Full Record
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Skirt 93.1.128
Full knee-length skirt in vertical green stripes. Yarns are varied including green boucle, deep "gold" chenille, "silver" metallic and green metallic. Greens range from light to dark. Warp is fine black thread. Deep pleats from waistband, deep hem, bright green synthetic lining, side metal zipper closure with black metal hook at waistband. Maker's label says: "Cherepov ltd. / handwoven fabrics / Greenwich - Connecticut"...View Full Record
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Skirt 93.1.129
Full-length blue hostess skirt. Color gradations from light to dark blue. Three large bands of leno weave near hem. Yarns are varied including coarse woolens to fine black thread, and a lot of boucle. Colors include light, medium and dark bllues, off-white and black. One wide box pleat at center front. Deep hem finished with hem tape, light blue synthetic lining, side zipper closure with black metal hook at waistband....View Full Record
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