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New York, Mount Lebanon

Wool weft, possible wool silk blend for warp; borders of silk stripes across both ends and along fringed length (2 3/8" stripe with three pinstripes in between). Woven in predominantly left hand twill with reverse to right twill for silk stripes at edges.


Believed to be worn over a Sunday kerchief to keep it clean. Owned by Eldress Harriet Bullard; may have been woven by her as well. Given to the donor by Eldress Anna Case of the Watervliet, NY Shakers; the donor lived at Watervliet's South Family as a child.

New York Mount Lebanon South Family

New York Mount Lebanon South Family

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Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.