White & "Pomona Green" Striped Light Weight Linen - $14.00 yd.



Linen cloth was woven of flax fiber in many grades and weaves.  Used in every aspect of living from clothing, to household needs to furnishings to the shroud made for the corpse, linen was so common that a tax was proposed as a source of easy revenue on the coarser sorts being imported into the US towards the end of the 18th century. Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into textiles inexpensively. More complex stripe weaves like this one are seen in the 1771 textile sample book from the Manchester manufacturing firm of Benjamin and John Bower, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum. They are also seen in early 19th century samples. "Pomona green" was a term used in the Regency period for what we would call today apple green.  Green was a popular color during the Regency period in both fashion and furnishings.

  • This textile is light weight and suited best for summer gowns & women's jackets, petticoats, linings and children's clothing.
  • Please note: this stripe runs SELVEDGE TO SELVEDGE, across the width of the fabric.
  • 100% Irish Linen 63 inches wide.
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