Saxon Green & Natural Crossbar Check Linen - $14.00 yd.


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The term “checked” in the 18th century referred to any number of patterns woven or printed that intersected at right angles.  Checked linens were used for a variety of purposes including aprons, shirts, children’s clothing, trousers, and linings, as well as many household items such as toweling, bed hangings, and chair coverings.  Descriptions of self-liberated individuals and other contemporary writings occasionally call out other garments such as a "cross bar gown" or check shortgown or jacket.

This natural ground with an introduced "windowpane check" would have been an inexpensive cloth suited to a variety of the above applications.  Saxon Green, a bright and beautiful green similar to modern aqua, was introduced in the mid 18th century. Its creation with indigo and fustic opened up new possibilities for indigo dying and printing. This color closely resembles the Saxon Green samples of dyed wool dated 1771.

  • The linen is  medium weight.
  • Suitable for men’s shirts, aprons, children’s clothing, linings, and utilitarian needs.
  • 100% Polish Linen 60 inches wide.

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