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-B and W-2155/B are believed to be from the same blanket.

Description

Fragment of loosely woven, plain-woven, cream-colored wool cloth; 14 tpi x 26 tpi; selvedge not discernible; patches of orange stains and signs of insect damage.

Date

1775-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Wool


Dimensions

Overall: 8 5/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (21.92 cm x 21.59 cm)


Credit Line

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


Object Number

W-2680/C


Colors (Beta)


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