Weaving Pattern:
Doors and Windows 2

Doors and Windows 2 weaving pattern
Doors and Windows 2 weaving example

The pattern name of this black and white image is Doors and Windows. The back of this photograph is marked: "No.13, Windows and Doors, Franklin Co. Va." Coverlet pattern names were never standardized thus a variation in pattern name is quite common from state to state and region to region. Frances Goodrich, founder of Allanstand Cottage Industries, collected the photograph. In "The Book of Handwoven Coverlets", published in 1912 by Eliza Calvert Hall (1856-1935), Hall notes that in Kentucky, the name is known as Doors and Windows or Windows and Doors.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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