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Southern tufts : the regional origins and national craze for chenille fashion

Author: Ashley Callahan
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English
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"From the 1920s through the 1960s chenille bedspreads, toilet sets, and bathrobes were sold on clothing lines hung beside popular automobile routes through the Southeast and in souvenir shops across the country, making them part of the American roadside landscape. Chenille also became a popular item in department stores throughout the nation, and tufted bedspreads and robes covered America by the mid-twentieth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Callahan
ISBN: 9780820345161 0820345164
OCLC Number: 899113767
Description: xxii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Madelyn Shaw --
Preface --
The history of candlewick bedspreads in northwest Georgia --
Bedspread boulevard --
Handmade beginnings : candlewick and the colonial revival --
Depression-era fashion : tufted dresses, coats, and capes --
The rise and decline of chenille robes, an American fashion staple --
Revival and nostalgia --
Appendix: Tufted garment manufacturers.
Responsibility: Ashley Callahan.

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Examines the garments produced by northwestern Georgia's tufted textile industry. The well-researched and heavily illustrated text presents a broad history of tufted textiles, as well as sections  Read more...

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