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Cloth Fragment 86.1.212b
Taupe and cream colored cloth fragment. Very subtle vetical stripe formed by pairing taupe theads sandwiching white boucle thread between bands of plain natural cotton. Warp and weft threads are: natural cotton four ply Z twist, white boucle in cotton and rayon, and taupe four ply S twist cotton. One very irregular selvedge and three cut edges, to of which are reinforced with machine stitching....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.215c-e
Beige and brown check with colored slubs in plain weave. Alternating stripes, in warp and weft, of narrow dark brown and wide light brown intersect to create overall checkered pattern. Warp threads are singles, S twist in: dark brown, medium brown, off white. Weft is same. Colored slubs are green, blue, orange, and yellow....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.217d-f
Overall green and white striped upholstery-weight fabric. Warp yarns are green, thick off white, yellow and buff. Weft are green. Yarns are cotton with the exception of the large off white yarns which are synthetic. Vertical stripes in off white sit in high relief to rest of fabric....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.218B
Rectangular sample in plain weave cotton. Natural colored cotton warp and weft with two slightly darker colors that produce squares and rectangles through warp and weft. Possible huck weave. One corner has been removed....View Full Record
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Runner, Table 86.2.60
Table runner. Natural colored linen with embroidery at each end. Reported to have been of Greek origin. Floral motifs in faded pinks, green, blue, yellow and metallic at each end; border stripes in blue and tan....View Full Record
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Veil 86.2.59
A large rectangular piece of ecru linen, plain weave, cloth embroidered with bold geometric designs in burgundy, green, and buff. Central seam along length joins selvedges of two separate strips of cloth, each of two selvedges and rolled hem ends. Piece is said to have been made for a bride in Bethlehem, Palestine. Wide border design along length, of diamond shapes outlining "S" motifs. Very wide embroidered borders showing shapes appear to represent stalks of grain. Central field decorated with scattered cross and "flag" motifs, with central hem edge in burgundy and green sawtooth trim....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.231b,c
A pair of color samplers. Warp threads are off white, rose and burgundy four ply cotton. Weft threads are same. Each sampler has two selvedges and two fringed edges, unfinished. Each sampler has a number sewn into it in black thread: "15" and "16"....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.232b
Chartreuse cloth fragment appears to be part of a table mat or runner. Lacy Bronson weave creates grid with alternating blank squares and squares marked in center with criss cross lacy motif. Warp and weft threads are the same two ply S twist rayon. One ply is avery fine and shiny thread twisted with a thicker, matte finish slubby thread....View Full Record
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Rug, Throw 86.1.203A, B
Brown woolen rug in Summer and Winter weave. Design of rectangles and bands in light brown, dark brown and purple. All warp and weft in wool. Hems are tightly finished in Persian wool crochet. Block rug from Berta Frey's book Designing and Drafting for Handweavers, page 151, Figure 157C. The related sample, object B, is housed in an acid-free sleeve and matches final design....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.202a-c
Overall grey with deep russet and grey vertical stripes and multicolored slubs. Slubs are black, orange, yellow, gold, green, cream and pale blue. Old card notes: "12epi; 18ppi"....View Full Record
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