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Light Brown Stripe WLV 604


100% linen, ~4 oz., 55" wide

Besides blue, brown stripes were the second most commonly used in early America and Europe in the 18th and early 19th centuries. They were commonly used for women's petticoats, jackets, and gowns. Men's waistcoats and possibly shirts as well as an occasional lining were also made of light brown stripe linen. For example an ad cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls in the 1781 The American Journal a Rhode Island newspaper, an ad claimed "the House of the Subscriber . . .  was broken open, and the following Articles were stolen, viz. . . .  one striped Linen Petticoat". Off white linen thread for hand sewing would work well for this material.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 June, 2016.

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