Weaving Pattern:
Original Governer's Garden


The pattern name of this color image is a variation of Original Governor's Garden. The back of this photograph is marked: Rogers, a possible reference to the donor, location, or name of the weaver of this pattern. While the source of the name Original Governor's Garden is unknown, one can certainly appreciate the systematic regularity of this pattern reminiscent of a well-planned garden.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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