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Object Name BRAID
Catalog Number 0985.13.00505, a
Date 1861-1865
Description Two flat rolls of braided wheat straw tied together with a red ribbon.
Material straw (wheat)
Dimensions D-0.25 Dia-3.5 inches
Owned owner/user unknown; Mollie Tabb Holt (possible maker and/or user)
Provenance The braids of wheat straw were used to make hats during the war.

Possible history: "A sample of braid made by Miss Mollie Tabb Holt and used for hats during the war." [This history belongs to an otherwise unidentified sample of braid presented to the Virginia Room. However, the provenance for this history is different than what is noted for this artifact (the source of which is undocumented). It is unknown if they in fact belong to one another, or if this provenance is attributed to an unidentified braid.]
People
Holt, Mollie Tabb