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6277 - Brown "Kersey" Wool - $30.00 yd.

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 100% Wool 60 inches wide

"Kersey" was a cheap twilled and lightly fulled wool much in demand especially among lower classes for its ability to shed water, keep out the cold and wear well.  Noted to be used greatly in overcoats, uniforms and other utilitarian garments it was also used in home furnishings and draperies.   Brown was a poplular color through out the 18th century.  Often it was offered by the clothiers in a  variety of shades as  evidenced by a number of pattern books in collections such as the worsteds of Norwich and the broadcloths of Trowbridge.  Our wool is coating weight.  It will work well for winter bedgowns,  greatcoats, cloaks, jackets, coats  breeches, waistcoats, pelisses, children's wear and winter furnishings.

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