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Rug 86.1.188a
Scatter rug woven of multicolored chenille: purple, orange, green, turquiose, yellow, blue. Weft is chenille roving of synthetic yarns. Warp green mercerized cotton. Two selvedges and knotted fringe at each end....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.188b
Deep blue synthetic yarn sample of chenille roving. Two rows of white thread stitching and one row cut along length for approximately five inches....View Full Record
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Purse 86.1.194
Clutch style evening purse in cream colored plain weave. Warp and weft are woven of very fine, shiny synthetic fiber. Metal zipper and inside pockets. Machine top stitching on exterior....View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 86.1.196
Fragment of a coverlet. Madder red and white. Fancy table pattern "Sixteen Chariot Wheels". One hemmed edge, 3 cut edges. There is a modern sleeve sewn on one edge to hang it for display. Weave is twill-fancy, overshot....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.198
Small burgundy rectangular sample with white cotton inlay spelling out "LOVE / TO / BERTA / 1961." Warp threads are burgundy and deep red two ply S twist cotton alternating in stripes. Weft threads are the same deep red cotton. Inlaid yarn is a heavy pearl cotton, two ply, S twist. ...View Full Record
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Table Cover 86.1.199
Decorative table cover in light brown singles cotton plain weave ground. Multicolored synthetic-thread embroidered geometric shapes in green, purple, red, black, turquoise and orange. Two lengthwise seams joining three strips of fabric. Two outer strips are 18" wide and middle strip is 12" wide. Selvedges at seams. Unfinished length - no hems. Borders and center field indicate this was meant for a table approximately 26" wide and 48" long. Single border along sides and double border at either end....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.1.201
Natural cotton warp and binding weft with deep turqoise wool pattern weft. Pine tree pattern at hand stitched hem edge. Other traditional patter blocks throughout. Two selvedges, one handstitched hem and irregular raw cut edge at one end. Raw cuts are through fifth pattern block....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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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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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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