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Towel, Fingertip 93.5.179
Towel is handspun gray linen in plain weave. Summer and Winter border in blue and white linen....View Full Record
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Towel, Hand 93.5.178
White linen hand towel in M's and O's structure throughout. One selvedge, three handstitched hems....View Full Record
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Mat, Table 93.5.161
Course table mat in natural linen warp and weft. Weft fill in pale yellow cotton. Huck lace. Decorative hemstitching at 2 ends. Huck lade design is asymmetric arrangement of rectangles and bands....View Full Record
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Mat, Table 93.5.156
Overall pink and white table mat. White cotton warp and weft with heavier, pink rug yarn to create pattern of rectangles in weft. Tiny tag reads: "Woven by Cleo."...View Full Record
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Mat, Table 93.5.155
Gray linen table mat with natural linen in pattern weft. Summer and Winter pattern alternates with bands of gray linen plain weave right across width of mat....View Full Record
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Blanket 85.5.260
Blanket fragment - antique hand woven in natural, fine singles, wool. 1/2" hem on one end. Plain weave....View Full Record
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Rug 85.5.81
Rug - wool, brown, red, blue, green and black figured stripe. Needs further study for documentation....View Full Record
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Shawl 86.6.1
Shawl - twill plaid in pink, chartreuse and olive green wool; fringed on all four sides. The weaver raised sheep, carded and spun wool, dyed it with shumar blossoms, hickory nut shucks, and golden rod blossoms. The tear in the corner was made by a wild animal as it attacked her daughter....View Full Record
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Sample, woven 86.9.1
Two pieces of woven silk sewn together. Fabric is dark brown with ivory flecks. There is a note on fabric that is very difficult to read, possibly describing the weaving and dye technique. Old catalog card says it is twice woven, mud dyed. Handwoven silk in brown and natural fine check formed by resist effect of dying in mud in first weaving....View Full Record
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Potholder 85.5.271
Pot holder - multicolored, made by the blind. Folded and seamed on three sides, braid loop added. Tagged, "Help the Blind Help Themselves... New York State Commission for the Blind, City Home Welfare Island Potholder #5345, Price 20 cents." Plain weave. Warp: Carpet warp, 8/4 multicolored. Weft: carpet warp, light green and yellow wound together on the bobbin....View Full Record
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