This loosely woven fragment of wool cloth was salvaged from a blanket originally owned and used by George and Martha Washington. It was carefully preserved by descendants of Mrs. Washington's granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter.

Fragments W-2680/A, C and W-2155/B are believed to be from the same blanket.


Fragment of loosely woven, plain-woven, cream-colored wool cloth; 15 tpi (warp) x 25 tpi (weft) one short edge is a selvedge, all other edges are unfinished; patches of orange stains and signs of insect damage.







Overall: 44 in. x 11 1/2 in. (111.76 cm x 29.21 cm)

* Object size compared to a tennis ball

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Gibson Peter, Jr. in memory of Agnes Peter Mott, 1975

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Colors (Beta)

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