A Fragment from the Past

weavingclearThis photograph is a detail from a weaving belonging to the Crowley family. According to A. F. Crowley, grandson of Isham Crowley, it was woven by his mother, Selete.

Originally, the weaving was probably used to cover a full-size bed. Warped with white cotton and woven with hand-dyed wool, it is typical of handwoven bedcovers made in Texas during the 1850's and 1860's.

The materials for this coverlet may have been produced on Crowley Prairie.


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