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Woven Quilted Weave Fragment

1790-1820
Origin: Great Britain, used in New York
W: 35"; L: 56" Vertical repeat: 16 1/2" The original selvage width of the yardage making up this panel appears to be 32".
Cotton; linen (fiber identification by microscope)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1964-375
This is a rectangular panel of white cotton, loom woven to imitate hand quilting, of the type sometimes called "Marseilles quilting." The woven design features two different repeated floral sprigs on stiff stems, nodding to the left in one row and to the right in the next row. The panel is made up of two pieces of textile yardage, seamed together and bound with patterned cotton-linen binding tape.
Label:Textiles such as this were made on a loom, comprised of a face and backing fabric woven simultaneously with a thin layer of padding between. They were often called "Marseilles" quilting, a name that derived from the hand-quilted objects made in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France.
Provenance:Used by the Glen and Sanders families of Scotia, New York.
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Inscription(s):None