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Ingrain carpet fragment

1993.867 (RS85398)

Description

Long rectangular fragment of reversible ingrain wool carpet with an overall geometric pattern of a small diamond gridwork with dots within the lines. One side has white filled diamonds, on the opposite side the diamonds are filled with the ground colors which include white, red, green and peach. Fragment has one selvedge edge. Opposite edge and one end are bound in striped wool tape. Tape colors include light blue, yellow and tan.

Details

Label
Label: Ingrain carpet is a reversible, double-woven floor covering. The example with a diamond pattern, made in England, dates to the late 18th century; the other patterns were made in the United States about 1860. All three were found in the same house. [1993.508, 1993.865, 1993.867]
Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1820
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Used At Asa Douglas House.
Material
flatweaves
hand weaving
ingrain carpets
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carpet
Flatweave
flatweaves
fragments
Geometric
geometric patterns
hand weaving
Ingrain
ingrain carpets
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Dimensions
17 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.867
Credit Line
Gift of Caleb Stewart and Patricia Stewart
GUSN
8659

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