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Object Name Reed, Textile
Catalog Number 0985.02.00055
Date 1861-1865
Description These are wooden dowel reeds wrapped with twine and coated with tar. There are wire lengths that are stretched between the wooden dowels.
Dimensions W-4.25 L-38 inches
Owned Sarah Patterson
Made Emma W. Whitner and Mary Williams
Provenance This weaver's sley or reed was made in Madison County Florida, during the late war, by two ladies: Mrs. Emma W. Whitner of Madison and her sister Miss Mary Williams of Monticello, Florida. This was made for the loom of Mrs. Sarah Patterson, and was used in weaving cloth for soldiers of the Southern Confederacy.

"Weaver's reed for a loom made by the Misses Williams of Monticello, FL, for the loom of Mrs. Sarah Patternson, who wove cloth for the soldiers of CSA."
People Patterson, Sarah
Whitner, Emma W.
Williams, Mary
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Weaving
Fabric production