Checked textiles were used abundantly thru out the 18th century for a variety of purposes from household to clothing. Any fabric with intersecting threads of two or more colors was considered a "check" even those that we would call a "plaid" today. Larger checks were sometimes designated as "Furniture Checks" being more frequently used for household needs. This did not however stop these larger patterns from being used in clothing. We found several examples of larger checks in our research with the London Foundlings left as tokens.
100% Irish Linen 60 inches wide.