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Almost square in form, hand-woven white linen in a "birds-eye" pattern with two hand-hemmed ends.
scarves (furniture coverings)
An inscribed attached note reads: This was made in 1830 by/Deborah Young Perkins from/flax raised on the farm by/her husband, Asa Perkins./ Every bit of the work, even the/ thread was done by her hands.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Perkins, Deborah Young (Maker)
18.5 x 18.25 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little