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 dark brown and blue plaid in a tight, slightly open weave. One side is salvage with two sides cut at a ninety-degree angle, one side is longer than the other, and a diagonal cut connecting the two.
|Dimensions||W-3 L-3.25 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