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Placemat 86.4.176
Placemat - natural linen with weft stripes in blue and sage/grey. Hand-hemmed 5/8" width hem on two ends. 6 shaft straight twill woven 3 shafts raised, 3 shafts lowered....View Full Record
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Pincushion 85.5.86
Pincushion - green and natural, for armchair. Two separate pieces stitched together, flat piece seems to be tag end of a sampler. Tag on it reads, "Armchair pin cushion don't stick needles and pins in your upholstery when you sew." Weave: flat piece is unidentified, but pincushion part is done in Overshot. ...View Full Record
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Sleeve 86.2.68A-B
Two lace sleeves, Battenberg, natural cotton with gauze lining and trim; leaf motifs in flower with picoted brides. (b) has remains of black machine-made lace sewn to shoulder seam....View Full Record
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Purse 87.4.3
Purse - Natural with light green pattern and two green snaps. Lined with linen. Reference: A Handweaver's Pattern Book by Marguerite P. Davison. p. 132. Weave: Honeysuckle, Overshot. Warp: cotton, natural Weft: fine pearl cotton Pattern weft: light green....View Full Record
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Runner, Table 93.5.131
White twill weave cotton runner with border stripes. Fine white cotton warp. Weft is mainly white with border stripes in white, blue, lavender, yellow, orange, light blue. Colors are in heavy cotton yarn. White weft is ribbon yarn....View Full Record
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Tablecloth 93.5.13
Tablecloth - Pink and white, Jacquard woven. Cotton warp and weft. Border on two sides has ivy and diamond starburst pattern, center has check and diamond pattern. Two selvedges, two hemmed sides....View Full Record
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shawl 86.2.8
Shawl? - Indian. Cream colored cashmere with embroidered edge in a very fine paisley pattern. (Red, blue, purple, green, yellow). Purple edge attached to two sides with overcast stitch. Other two sides have fringe. Two spots of red embroidery near the center and two spots of purple embroidery near the two corners might possibly be lettering (not in English)....View Full Record
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Sampler 93.5.247
Natural-colored cotton sample with lace variations. The initial "B" is worked into a lacey weave at upper end. Two selvedges and two handstitched fringe ends....View Full Record
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Jacket, Book 85.5.76
Woven book sling - Orange, green and natural stripes. Carrying handle made of warp cottons in orange and grey, knotted at even intervals and attached to book sling with warp thread (natural). Twill weave. Warp: 10/2 cotton, dark natural, orange, and grey. Weft: cotton, yellow 5/2, also nubby natural cotton....View Full Record
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Rug 85.4.310
Woven Rug/Tapestry - pink and multicolor wool rug with large birds and human figures. Woven by children in Harraniya, outside Cairo, Egypt. Tapestry rug depicts five large birds in dense grass, a child rides the back of the center bird. Background hues are pale blue, pale chartreuse, and deep brown. Tapestry has wool weft on linen warp. Old exhibit label with rug says "small tapestry beaters tightly pushed each segment of weave ito the intended spot. The hanging has not been steamed to lay flat, a possible indication of the fact that it is an older piece as more recently woven pieces from El Harraniyeh appear flat."...View Full Record
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