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Object Name Carpet
Catalog Number 1978.21.2
Date ca. 1880
Material(s) Straw
Dimensions H-207 W-107 inches
Description This a large piece of woven straw floor covering or matting with a floral design. This straw floor covering or carpet has been woven into 35.75" wide strips. It features symmetrical floral and ribbon design with a short repeat (approximately 6" long). Down the center of each carpet roll, there are clusters of red flowers surrounded with green leaves. There is a green ribbon or leave pattern running down the length of the carpet on either side of the central red flowers with another row of clusters of red flowers on the outside of the green ribbon.
Notes The donor, Isabelle P. Walker, was born about 1912. Her father was Walter O.Walker and her mother Anna Walker. She had siblings Sabra, Adam, Walter and Arch. The family lived on a farm in Lincoln County, Ky. It seems Isabelle never married as she donated these in runners in 1978 as "Miss Isabelle Walker."
Collection Isabelle Walker Collection
Subjects Straw industries
Floor coverings
Search Terms Stanford (Ky.)
Lincoln County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS