Item #: 285
Origin: US Military
Date: Circa 1750 – 1850
Dimensions: 79.5 x 5.25″ ( 116″ long with fringe)
Description: This sash is dyed with cochineal, and is constructed by a weaving technique called Sprang Weave. This is an ancient method of constructing fabric that has a natural elasticity. It is somewhat like netting, but here all the threads are warps. The end result is a sash with a fair amount of stretch to it. This sash was possibly used for the War of 1812 by a soldier, or perhaps even the Revolutionary War. It is in very good condition with a few small holes within its interior. The edges and fringe are all in excellent shape. Here is an excellent article about sprang weaving particularly in relation to military sashes: http://www.clothestellstories.com/index.php/sprang.