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Woven Blanket (brown stripes)
PeopleAssociated Person: Odessa Hylton Helms
- Colors: natural wool with brownish-green stripes
- Dimensions: 80 x 64 inches
- Panels: two (32 inches wide) joined and hemmed by hand
- Repairs: one hole patched by cross-hatching with wool thread
This simple blanket was woven with a decorative band of eleven stripes (3 1/4 inches total) at each end. The stitching and repair work are skillfully done.
Keywordsblanket, wool, linen
Odessa Hylton Helms was the daughter of Solomon and Nannie Bird Hylton of Weldon.