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Object Name Bolster
Catalog Number 1980.12.2
Maker Holloway, Anne Starling
Date ca.1810
Dimensions H-33 W-63 inches
Description This bolster cover has extensive trapunto work of leaves, scrolls, birds, and a bowl of flowers. It has hand knotted fringe with a floral design woven into the netting.
Notes Major John Holloway and his wife, Anne Starling, came from Mecklenburg County, Virginia to Henderson County Kentucky prior to 1798. Maj. Holloway built a spacious house with additional outbuildings, one containing rooms for spinning and weaving. Maj. Holloway was one of the first, if not the first settler in Henderson County to raise cotton, which he successfully did until the year 1820. This bolster cover and counterpane (1980.12.1) and bed skirt (1980.12.3) were made from flax and cotton raised on the farm. The threads were carded and woven on the Holloway looms.
Collection William Starling McCarroll Collection
People Anne Starling Holloway
Subjects Textiles
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS