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Weaving Pattern

Place Made:
Jefferson County Alabama United States of America
Date Made:
ink –pencil –paper
HOA 1-5/8″; LOA 16″
Accession Number:
This pattern belonged to Martha Rose Sadler (1844-1923), fifth child and third daughter of Isaac Wellington Sadler, Sr. and Martha Prude of Jefferson County, Alabama. The draft was most likely made by either her mother, Martha Prude Sadler (1818-1890) or her aunt, Margaret Prude Williams (1810-1850). The draft identifies the pattern as “Kentucky Beauty”.

MAKER OF MODERN INTERPRETATION: Framed above the written draft is a modern interpretation of the pattern woven by Suzanne McDowell in 2017.

DESCRIPTION: Weaving pattern, graphite on paper, framed with a modern representation. Vertical lines over a horizontal grid; having a sequence of numbers to create the pattern using the numbers two, five and seven. The pattern is titled on the right side, “Kentucky Beauty.” HOA 1-5/8″; LOA 16″

Credit Line:
Gift of L. Wilson Baldwin, Jr.