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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.10.00086
Date 1863
Description Homespun wool cloth, dyed with indigo with a double white stripe.
Dimensions H-12.5 L-8.25 inches
Owned Mary Pilgrim [Mary Pilgram]
Made Unidentified female slave, Pilgrim plantation, Woodruff, SC, 1863
Provenance An unidentified female slave of Mrs. Mary Pilgrim of Woodruff, South Carolina wove this cloth sample in 1863. The indigo dye used on the cloth was also grown on the Pilgrim plantation.
People unidentified woman
unidentified slave
unidentified African American
Pilgram, Mary Allen [Mrs. Samuel]
Allen, Mary (2)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
women
civilians
dyeing