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Ingrain carpet fragment

Description

L-shaped piece with selvage sides and one end bound with striped wool tape. Woven in large-scale floral designs with polychromatic striped ground; predominantly green, red, browns and cream.

Details

Label
Label "Waiting for a Gallery" 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.
Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Used At Asa Douglas House.
Material
flatweaves
ingrain carpets
jacquard
weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Floor Covering
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
CARPET
Flatweave
flatweaves
Floral
floral patterns
fragments
Ingrain
ingrain carpets
jacquard
Jacquard
Stripe
stripes
weaving
Wool
wool (textile)
Dimensions
35 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.508
GUSN
8663

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