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    • Woven coverlet

    • Woven coverlet

    • Weaving; Textiles; Bedspreads

    • Woven in three pieces using blue and green dyed wool and natural cotton, the frayed coverlet has a geometric design. The cotton has darkened with age.
    • Skein winder

    • Skein winder

    • Yarn; Textile machinery

    • Used to wind yarn into skeins, this wooden machine was brought from Canada in the 19th century. Four arms are mounted on a winding shaft that is supported on a base comprised of two curved boards stabilized with crosspieces. The winding arms each...
    • Saber

    • Saber

    • Daggers & swords

    • This sword has a wooden handle, and the blade has a slight curve with a broken tip. The handle has three curved metal pieces to protect the knuckles. This weapon belonged to Don Antonio Gil Y'Barbo of Nacogdoches, Texas.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This Spanish horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined with a semi-circular iron mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Velvet hat

    • Velvet hat

    • Hats; Clothing & dress; Millinery

    • This small decorative hat is created from black velvet and sheer material with ruffled edges. Black bows are attached to the hat along with leaves, flowers, and small pieces of colored fabric. The hat is lined with coarse green material.
    • Horse bit

    • Horse bit

    • Horses; Ironwork

    • This nineteenth century horse bit is designed with two curved iron side pieces ending in loops. The pieces are joined by the mouthpiece. A bit is the metal mouthpiece of a bridle that serves to control, curb, and direct an animal.
    • Door hook

    • Door hook

    • Hardware

    • This is a wrought iron door hook, one of two pieces used to latch a door. The second piece of the latch is the eye, into which the hook is placed to secure a door so it cannot swing open.
    • Spindle

    • Spindle

    • Spinning apparatus

    • This grooved spindle from a spinning wheel has a wooden base with two turned wooden upright pieces that form a 'U' shape. Across the top of the assembly a pointed metal rod is attached with string and corn husk bindings. One end of the rod is...
    • Horse hames

    • Horse hames

    • Harnesses; Collars

    • These two curved pieces of a wooden horse hames are part of a harness that attaches to a collar for an animal when performing heavier labor, like pulling a cart or large load. The collar and hames harness place the weight of the load onto the...
    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Rag rug shuttle

    • Equipment; Weaving

    • The wooden shuttle is comprised of two long pieces of wood that are tapered at each end. They are connected by dowels so they remain approximately two inches apart. The shuttle was used to hold yarn or rag strips for rug weaving.
    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • Eyeglasses

    • The oval lenses of these glasses are framed with metal. The nose piece is constructed of metal as well. The ear pieces are thin strands of silver wire.
    • Dolman cape

    • Dolman cape

    • Capes (Clothing); Clothing & dress

    • The dolman jacket is constructed of black velvet with a floral design. The fringed dolman is designed with sleeves hidden under capelike arm pieces. It has a flat collar banded with tassels, and it has hook and eye closures.
    • Cape

    • Cape

    • Capes (Clothing); Clothing & dress

    • The black fabric cape is embellished with small black plastic cylindrical shaped beads woven into a floral pattern. Designed to drape over the shoulders, the body of the cape is constructed of three pieces that taper inward from top to bottom....
    • Hanging lamp

    • Hanging lamp

    • Lamps; Lighting

    • The base and top of this cylindrical hanging lamp are made of filigreed metal with a curved handle and hook for hanging. The two metal pieces are connected by a tube of soft fabric that forms a collapsible lampshade.
    • Plow

    • Plow

    • Plows; Agricultural machinery & implements

    • Called a Georgia Stock Plow, the framework of this farm implement is constructed with a large piece of wood that extends at the front of the plow. The handle includes two pieces of wood with a brace between them, and leather strapping. The handle...

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