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Rugs--The Colonial Chesapeake Consumer’s Bed Covering of Choice

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Rug is the most frequently listed bed covering in colonial probate documents from the Chesapeake region. Due to the lack of artifact-based evidence, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina conducted a study to determine the origins, materials, colors, and patterns of bed rugs as well as the extent and duration of their use from the seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.
Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (NoCar N 6520 .J67), Vol. 30 Issue 1, Summer 2004, p1-86, il, map, bibl, f