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Rope Inventory 1
Non-artifact. Short length of Egyptian reed roping. Given to HMAC from Rick Wolff and Jim Cody who received from friends Madam Serge Prokofiev and her sister Mrs. George Allan. Roping found during an excavation in the early 1930's....View Full Record
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Sample x2006.1.1
L-shaped sample, beige, tan and white, in honeycomb weave. Bleached white raffia in warp emphasizes honeycomb "lozenges." Weave is very open, set at apprx 8 epi. Warp has white raffia, beige ("grey") linen, and a two ply yarn of light tan bast fiber plied with thick and thin strand of white silk. Weft is beige ("grey") linen, single ply Z twist....View Full Record
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slipper 86.2.3a-b
Embroidered slippers - Aqua blue and pale green silk brocade, with lavender, lined in natural cotton twill; leather soles with 1/8" heel rise; flower stamp in sole. Chinese. Small, probably for ladies bound feet....View Full Record
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Sample x2006.3.1
Beige and white rectangular sample mounted on card. Open, honeycomb pattern weave. Warp threads are bleached linen singles, white raffia, and beige man-made fiber plied with bleached linen. Weft is same minus the raffia. Two selvedges and two raw edges one of which is fixed with yellowed glue....View Full Record
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mat, table 01.5.17
Gauze - natural color cotton with bands of ethnic designs (also in natural); patterns include lions, birds, and geometric shapes all repeated in bands; South American....View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 01.5.44
Narrow strip from a blue and white bedspread or coverlet, 1825, summer and winter weave....View Full Record
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Fragment, woven 93.5.54B
Coverlet fragment - Blue and white; summer and winter weave, 6 shaft; "Mosaic" 4 harness draft; wool and cotton. Warp is cotton, plied. Weft is cotton, fine. Pattern weft is wool, indigo....View Full Record
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Sample 85.1.217c
Small sample of check fabric in white and beige. Fine silver colored metallic threads run between rows of checks. Off white heavy yarn is wool boucle. Beige yarn is finer ecru linen. "Silver" threads are flat. Commercial printed tag attached reads: "WM. WHITAKER & SONS, INC. / MANUFACTURERS / PHILADELPHIA "...View Full Record
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Yardage 85.1.70d
Large rectangle of deep blue fabric. Textured surface with grid of black and blue raised yarns. Two selvedges and two raw edges. Warp and weft of same blue and black synthetic yarns. Huck weave....View Full Record
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Poncho 93.1.126
Poncho in off white natural wool and grey and black. Overall diamond shape with rounded "point" at center bottom. Brocade weave in bands of grey on "white" background. Tassel at peak of back neck opening in dark grey yarn - a continuation of the yard used to create a crocheted finished edge around the neck opening. One side seam and dart at shoulder. Grey binding tape stitched to narrow hem. Old catalog card says the maker is Klara Cherepov...View Full Record
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