Linsey-woolsey hand woven Quilt
Linsey-woolsey hand-made and woven Quilt. Circa 1860. Ontario. Variable star pattern. All hand woven fabric of linen and wool - a coarse twill or plain-woven fabric woven with a linen warp and a woollen weft. The front pattern fabric as well as the back are homespun linen and wool. This quilt was made to provide warmth for the pioneer family in a utilitarian Country of needs. There are minor rips or tears but does not effect the overall beauty of this unique heritage quilt. 61" x 80". A piece of provenance was added that states the quilt was donated by Audrey Smale and Quilted by Elizabeth Marr. Was believed to have surfaced from the Chatham area of Ontario.