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Rugs and Textiles689 of 736Vintage art from India- Wood on fabric?Vintage Cotton Bed Sheets 1937 Wedding Gifts'
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Posted 7 years ago


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I wanted to show an example of weaving in the colonial overshot pattern called SNAILS TRAIL AND CATS PAW. I wove it in black and white wool, and as you can see it is reversible. Many colonial pattern weavers used the colors bright blue and cream/white and they were beautiful. This is slow weaving, careful counting, and a 3 shuttle weave.
Note: it could certainly pass for modern graphic design.
You will find this weaving pattern in many of the old early American coverlets.


  1. Mixalis Mixalis, 6 years ago
    What a WONDERFUL textile !! I've never seen such designs. I owned one from 1853, but, it was an animal pattern.

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