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Cloth Fragment 86.2.52
Upholstery fabric fragment, used. Edges show that the piece has been removed from furniture upholstery. Peach ground with damask scroll and leaf design woven with brocade design of scrolls, buds, bodas (paisley motif), blossoms and and leaves in cream, yellow, turquoise, burgu;ndy, blue, purple, rose and brass yellow. Threads of brass plied with black silk are woven into brocade design....View Full Record
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Sample, wrapping 86.1.422B
Light green wool warp. Weft of white synthetic with pattern in overshot light rust, medium brown and darker brown wool. Both selvedges...View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.447b-g
Bundle of small swatches of blue furnishing fabric in fancy twill. Diamond and zigzag pattern. Warp is dark blue shiny synthetic and weft is lighter blue cotton. All cut edges. Stored with black ink draft. Early analysis sheet cites: epi: 30; ppi: 28....View Full Record
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Cloth Fragment 86.2.51
Gold/chartreuse fabric in an irregular shape and size. Appears to be from a garment as there are snaps and seams. Parts are decorated with white glass beads in a floral motif....View Full Record
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Mat, Table 86.1.485
Off white linen table mat. Pattern of rectangles in Leno with some Huck lace. Two selvedges, two hems. Natural colored linen warp and weft. Mounted on acid-free cardboard. Ink inscription on card reads: "Philadelphia Guild / Study group. / Irma M. Parry / N. New & Mill Rd., / West Chester. Pa. (Huck leno)".."...View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.509
Tubular sample of double weave in beige and two shades of rose. Two selvedges, two fringed ends. Two sides interwoven along width at two points, creating one large, sealed pocket in center. Warp and weft threads are the same beign, light rose, and deep rose two ply S twist wool....View Full Record
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Sampler 86.1.384
Color sampler in twill houndstooth and other variations. Warp sections are as follows: Section 1: purple, blue rose and black; Section 2: light grey, medium grey and black; Section 3; light green, dark green and gold; Section 4: brown. Weft threads are: brown, light blue, and salmon. No selvedges, one fringe edge, three raw cut edges....View Full Record
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Yardage 86.1.383
All natural white wool yardage. Warp and tabby weft in fine two ply S twist woolen yarn. Overlaid yarns are heavier woolen singles Z twist. Overshot threads create checkered pattern. All yarns appear to be hand spun. Two selvedges, one fringed end and opposite end is raw cut with large piece cut from corner....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.340A
Six rectangular samples in greys, black, taupe and off-white. Constructed of heavy wool. Warp is off white. Weft shots have three yarn strands per shot. Jean Penoyer and Sonja Wahl recorded: "found in Tidball's Surface Weaves. Complicated threading. 18 threads to the inch, ppi 24." Similar 3 in grey tones." Rachel Maines noted that these were for furnishing fabric....View Full Record
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Sample 86.1.340B
This object consists of 3 nearly-identical samples in heavy grey, black, deep olive green, and white wool. Jean Penoyer and Sonja Wahl recorded: "found in Tidball's Surface Weaves. Complicated threading. 18 threads to the inch, ppi 24." Similar 3 in black and white tones. Rachel Maines noted that these were for furnishing fabric....View Full Record
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