Weaving Pattern:
Lasting Beauty


The pattern name of this black and white image is Lasting Beauty. The back of this photograph is marked: "No.12, Lasting Beauty, Franklin Co. Va." The source of the name "Lasting Beauty" is unknown. Frances Goodrich, founder of Allanstand Cottage Industries, collected the photograph.Goodrich's work reviving traditional weaving in the mountains of western North Carolina during the late 1890s and early 1900s led her to collect weaving patterns much in the same way that others of that era were collecting mountain songs. Goodrich kept extensive records of the weave patterns and variations that she came across in her travels. Her research may have provided background for or influenced what was woven and sold through her Allanstand Cottage Industries.


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