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Catalog Number 1964.012
Description Blanket Piece, c. 1860-70. Blue and off white plaid piece of blanket of hand spun and home raised wool. The blanket consists of 2 inch columns and rows creating ivory light blue and dark blue 2in. x 2in. squares. there are 20 columns of blue and 19 columns of ivory going horizontally from side to side and traveling vertically from top to bottom there are 9 rows of blue and 11 rows of ivory. On the right side approximately 11.5in. from the edge there is a hand-stitched seam running all the way from the bottom to the top which connects two columns of ivory disrupting the pattern of every other: blue, ivory, blue, ivory. etc.
Object Name Blanket
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Blanket Piece, c.1860-1870
Date c. 1860-1870
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text none
Notes "A blanket is intended for use on a bed. A blanket typically comes in cotton, wool and even a light down. It is used for soft texture and added warmth, in addition to a decorative comforter... Blankets are often crafted and sold for practical daily use rather than decoration."[]
Dimensions H-73 W-35 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bed
Household Goods
Subjects Beds