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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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Jacket 86.2.57a
Child's jacket pieced together by machine stitching using striped fabric for all but central panels flanking center-front opening. Jacket shows old label noting that it is Syrian. Striped fabric is warp-faced with yellow, green, navy, and cream threads. Weft is navy thread. Fabric flanking center-front opening is cream with multicolored stripes and diamond shapes set in rows across width. Short stand up collar. Matches artifact number 86.2.57b - a shawl....View Full Record
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Yardage 86.1.278b
Overall greyish blue fabric with deep greyish blue, off white, yellow and orange textured yarns in grid pattern. Warp is two ply greyish blue cotton and off white boucle, yellow and orange and deep greyish blue two ply yarns. Weft is same....View Full Record
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Yardage 86.1.279a,b
Off white yardage with raised grid of boucle yarns. Plain weave with warp and weft of natural cotton, synthetic/cotton boucle, and white pearl cotton. Appears to be sett in 12 dent reed with natural cotton double for ten threads and three heavier sets in single. Old label sewn to fabric is a jury label for a textile show with Berta's name and address enterd, along with notes on yarns used and "NFS" Another old identification tag shows ink inscription of a museum loan number "L 41.62.6" indicating this item was loaned to a museum in 1941....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.286
Rectangular sample of blue and white natural and synthetic yarns with some boucle. Plain weave with horizontal tucks woven in. Fringe at one end and glue at both ends along raw edge. Two selvedges. The heavier yarns in the weft have a Z twist. Synthetic weft is blue boucle....View Full Record
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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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Kimono 86.2.55a
Kimono - pale taupe embroidered silk with padded hem, long box sleeves, tassels. Ostrich feather motif is embroidered throughout the fabric. Plain weave. Possibly Japanese....View Full Record
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