Ingrain carpet fragment

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1790-1820

GUSN

GUSN-8659

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

Descriptive Terms

ingrain carpets
fragments
flatweaves
hand weaving
ingrain carpets
wool (textile)
geometric patterns
Wool
Flatweave
Woven
Geometric
Ingrain
Carpet

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]

Associated Building

Used At Asa Douglas House,

Additional Identification Number

1993.526

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Floor Covering

Dimensions

17 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caleb Stewart and Patricia Stewart

Accession Number

1993.867

Places

Massachusetts (United States)