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Yardage 86.1.320
Overall beige fabric with grid of yellow bands outlined in gold colored yarn. Mix of shiny synthetics and cotton. Warp consists of yellow, gold colored, off white and extremely pearly off white yarns in varying plys and twists. Weft is same. Yellow yarn is boucle. Weaves are plain weave and twill with yellow textured bands inlaid. Ink inscription on number tag notes that the original tag read: N.Y. 39"...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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Shawl 86.2.57b
Shawl in cotton multicolored stripe with central panel showing cream background with diamond shapes in rows. Old records note that this shawl is Syrian. Shawl is made up of three panels. The two outer panels are identical. They have vertical stripes in yellow, rose, green, cream, navy and black threads in warp. Weft threads are black. Central panel is cream cotton with black and green stripe running assymetrically along length of fabric. Inlaid threads across weft create mulicolored diamonds in rows. Machine stitching used to join pieces and shorten one length to fit. Striped border at each end. Matches artifact no 86.2.57a - a shirt...View Full Record
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Runner, Table 86.1.257
Small table runner with pale yellow background and deep yellow, green and blue striped bands. Fringes on all four sides. Plain weave with a point twill variation in rows of squares at either end. Warp consists of natural cotton two ply Z twist threads in the pale yellow stripes. The multicolored bands are made up of heavy cotton S twist floss. The weft is woven with a finer, yellow cotton floss throughout, with a heavy natural cotton floss in two decorative bands at either end....View Full Record
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Sampler 86.1.261
High pile sampler in burgundy, beige, teal blue, salmon, green and brown. Warp is cotton six ply S twist cord. Weft in bottom corduroy band is burgundy, wool or man made version of wool. Next band of pile shows stripes in teal blue and beige wool or man made fiber. Next band of pile shows mottled mix of salmon, green and brown wool-like yarn, and final band shows the same beige and teal blue yarn mentioned above, in zig zag pattern. Two selvedges and two knotted fringe ends....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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Yardage 86.1.263
Beige cotton yardage with vertical stripes in blue and burgundy. Danish medallion triangular motifs woven between colored stripes. Plain weave . Both selvedges; open on both ends....View Full Record
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Yardage 86.1.265
Burgundy furnishing fabric with textured design of interlocking zigzag gimp. Plain weave cotton warp and weft....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 86.1.269a-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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