Monday, August 4, 2014

Fingerwoven Sash by Tom Condé

Sash inspired by one from the Jasper Grant collection and pictured in Patterns of Power. Collected between 1800 and 1809 and is thought to have been made sometime in the late 18th century. This style with the chevron centers and oblique-woven edges begins to show up in collections as early as the 1770’s.  Probably collected while Grant was at Amherstburg or Ft. George.  This sash is approx 32" long by 4" wide, as is the original, and 30+" of fringe, some braided with beads and the rest formed by plying strands together.

Copy and photo spplied by Tom Condé.

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