Linsey-Woolsey, 1735

Linsey-Woolsey, 1735

Artist: Karen Baker

Title: Linsey-Woolsey, 1735

Attribution: Linsey-Woolsey, 1735

Year: 2021

Materials: Linen Cord and Highland Wool

Dimensions: 24" x 40"

Image Statement: Linsey-woolsey is a coarse fabric, most common in the United States during the Colonial era and required for slave clothing under the SC Negro Act of 1735. In addition, it was used among the lower classes in England for a few hundred years. Linsey-woolsey was often made with a linen warp and a woolen weft - the technique used on this piece.