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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.09.00029
Description Two samples of brown and white cotton woven in a modified tweed pattern. The samples are sewn to a piece of paper on which is written their history.
Dimensions H-7 W-9 inches
Made North Carolina, CSA, 1861-1865
Provenance An unidentified maker made these two samples of homespun in North Carolina during the war. Possibly made by slaves.

"Sample of homespun worn by Southern ladies during the war." (1905 Catalog)

"Homespun made in North Carolina during the war." (note attached to artifacts)
People unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
unidentified woman (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans (tentative)
slaves (tentative)
slavery (tentative)
women