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Rag carpet fragment

Description

Rectangular strip of rag carpet with selvage sides; one hemmed and one raw end. Fine, but closely packed; 2 ply polychromatic wool warp with dark and white wool rag weft producing uneven striped pattern. Wide center stripe of gold with bleached warp yarn "spots" flanked by narrower green stripes in turn, narrow band of pink, white and blue; in turn red and gold on selvages.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1870
Associated Building
Used At Parson Smith House.
Material
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
piecing
textiles
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
CARPET
Cotton
cotton (textile)
fragments
Geometric
geometric patterns
hand weaving
Pieced
piecing
rag rugs
Stripe
stripes
textiles
Unidentified Textile
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Dimensions
18.5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1959.11
GUSN
46027

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