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Object Name Bedskirt
Catalog Number 1980.12.3
Maker Holloway, Anne Starling
Date ca.1810
Material(s) Cotton
Dimensions H-27 W-144 inches
Description This dust ruffle is handwoven and is made of cotton. It has a hand knotted fringe. There is an open weave area between the fringe and the body of the ruffle. It is made up of loose threads gathered into 4 sections and seperated by small areas of weaving.
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 bed skirt, and counterpane (1980.12.1) and bolster cover (1980.12.2) were made from flax and cotton raised on the farm. The threads carded and woven on the Holloway looms.
Collection William Starling McCarroll Collection
People Anne Starling Holloway
Subjects Textiles
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS