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Catalog Number 00.23.2
Object Name Sheet, Woven
Description Large, natural-colored linen bed sheet, hand-woven w/embroidered name/date at bttm ctr. Composed of two full widths of fabric seamed together down the ctr w/two sets of stitching, one by hand, other by machine. Top/bttm are narrowly hemmed w/invisible hand stitches. Long sides are selvages. Name Halenah S.Gerhard/1885 is clearly hand-stitched w/red thread using primarily a chain-stitch. It is centered over the seam just a few inches above hemmed bttm.
Date 1885
Other Name Bed Sheet