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Piece of Wool
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Title: Piece of Wool
Identifier: 977.15.9b
Donor: Mrs. A.H. Vanderburgh
Item Date: 1870-1910
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A rolled piece of wool with a paisley pattern. The principal colours are red, black, and blue and there are linear red flowers along the centre. One edge is lined with a black and red pattern and the other with a black and white pattern. Edges are fraying.

The material was to be used for seat covers, towels etc. Wool is the fiber derived from the fur of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of other mammals such as goats, llamas and rabbits may also be called wool. In addition to clothing, wool has been used for blankets, horse rugs, saddle cloths, carpeting, felt, wool insulation (also see links) and upholstery. _

Also see: "Keep Me Warm One Night" page 55 and 56, Burnham and Burnham
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