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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.03.00186
Date 1862
Description The cloth sample is an irregularly shaped piece of homespun wool and cotton, dyed a dark brown-black.
Dimensions W-13 L-17 inches
Made unidentified woman of Habersham County, Georgia, CSA
Provenance The homespun fragment was made from cloth woven and dyed in Habersham County, Georgia in 1862. The dye was made from berries and leaves from the nearby woods, copperas, old horse shoes, lye, etc. The cotton thread was as good a black at first as the wool.
People unidentified woman of Habersham County, Georgia
unidentified slaves (tentative)
unidentified African Americans (tentative)
Search Terms ersatz
homespun
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
women
civilians
Dyeing