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Woollen Wholecloth Quilt

Date made: mid 19th century

Description: A woollen wholecloth quilt with a red flannel top sewn from several pieces of fabric. The quilt is backed with several pieces of plain unbleached flannel repaired in various places.

The quilt is hand-quilted with red woollen thread in a zig-zag pattern. A variety of fabrics from plain cotton to purple print have been used as wadding.

The material used to make the quilt was woven about 1860 in Cregneash by William Taubman. He used thread spun by his wife using wool from his own flock of sheep at Spanish Head. The quilt was donated to the Manx Museum in exchange for new blankets.

Measurements: overall: 200 cm x 206 cm

Materials: flannel, wool

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-5462


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