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Whitework Coverlet

Artist/Maker:
Strayhorn, Emeline Moore
Place Made:
Orange County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1838-1842
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 89; WOA: 74
Accession Number:
3053
Description:
MAKER: Emeline Moore Strayhorn (1823-1908) was born in Orange County, North Carolina to Samuel (1786-1847) and Mary (Moore) Strayhorn (1794-1844) in 1823. She married James Newton Craig (1816-1879) in 1842 and they lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They were active members of New Hope Presbyterian Church and are buried in their cemetery.

DESCRIPTION: Whitework coverlet embroidered with three circular vines around a basket with a tree of life motif. Six-inch fringe is on three sides. It is inscribed at the top center of the bedcover with the initials “EMS” indicating that this was made by Emeline Moore Strayhorn before her marriage to James Craig in 1842.

Credit Line:
St. Joe’s and MESDA Purchase Fund