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Catalog Number 1973.261
Description Hand-Loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1870. Ecru-colored linen sheet with black fibers incorporated into the weave in several places throughout. Two panels of fabric are whip stitched together by hand from bottom center to top center. The top and bottom sides are folded over and finished by hand with a whip stitch.
Object Name Sheet, Blanket
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Hand-Loomed Linen Bedsheet, c. 1870
Date c. 1870
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Provenance Brought from New York State about 1930s by donor's friend, a lady in her 90s. All items in this donation were over 100 years old when donated (1973) with the exception of the finger towels which were about 50 years old.
Dimensions H-85 W-65.5 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bed Linen
Blankets
Sheets
Subjects Bedspreads
Blankets