Cloth fragment: one of 19 piece samples of homespun cloth with each piece a different pattern. Believed all cotton. Plain weave (made on two shaft loom).
Cloth is cut in a rought rectangular shape. Alternating threads of dark brown and white in both the warp and weft give a pattern of alternating brown and white lines. The weave is tight and smooth; probably used for clothing.
|Dimensions||W-2.75 L-6 inches|
|Owned||Mrs. J. J. McIver; unidentified slaves|
Slaves belonging to Mrs. J. J. McIver of Darlington, South Carolina, made these homespun samples during the war.
"Ten pieces of cloth that Mrs. J. J. McIver had dyed and woven during the War to clothe her negroes. Five bits of cloth worn by Mrs. McIver of Darlington Co., SC, for dresses and worn through the war."
McIver, J. J., Mrs.
unidentified African Americans