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6263 - Red Lightweight Wool "Bays" - $13.00

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100% Wool 60 inches wide

Bays was woven in England starting in the 16th century of worsted warp and woolen weft in a plain weave. It was a coarse woven wool, sometimes napped on one side and made in various qualities.  It could be found in such applications as linings, quilt backings, draperies and other applications where flannel might be used.  It was found in clothing such as gowns and petticoats, aprons and other items which were worn by the lower classes starting in the 16th century, such as this Runaway in 1737 and this one in 1800.  In the 18thc red and blue bays were the most popular choice of the consumer.


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