Rag carpet fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1830-1870

GUSN

GUSN-46027

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

Descriptive Terms

rag rugs
fragments
cotton (textile)
hand weaving
piecing
textiles
wool (textile)
geometric patterns
stripes
Wool
Cotton
Woven
Stripe
Geometric
Pieced
Unidentified Textile
CARPET

Associated Building

Used At Parson Smith House,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Floor Covering

Dimensions

18.5 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1959.11

Places

Maine (United States)