Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tablecloth
  • United States
  • tablecloth, circa 1828?
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, linen, twill
  • Object Length/Width: 82 x 59 in
    Object Length/Width: 208.28 x 149.86 cm
  • Gift of Miss Helen Rhoda Hoopes (Gift of Mrs. A.M.U. Lux?)
  • Not on display
  • 1935.0006
Description

Twill diaper weave. Cotton warp, linen weft. Fringe attached on four sides. Overall two-block pattern.
Old card: White hand-woven linen tablecloth. Geometric weave of rectangles. Woven by great-grandmother of donor. 1 1/4" handmade fringe added about 1840 by the grandmother of donor. Made for her wedding chest.