Braddocks Defeat Coverlet

Description
This overshot coverlet is said to have been made by Lavina Rogers of Horse Creek, Tennessee, in 1833. It is made of cotton and wool, and is woven in what some call the "Braddocks Defeat" pattern. The coverlet appears to have been repaired, as the center seam and the hems are machine sewn with cotton sewing thread. There were very few female hand- weavers in 1833. In most cases women spun the yarn used in their coverlets, and commissioned a professional weaver to actually weave the coverlet.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
date made
1830-1840
1833
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 1/2 in x 71 in; 209.55 cm x 180.34 cm
place made
United States: Tennessee
ID Number
TE*T14956
catalog number
T014956
accession number
124301
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Knowles A. Ryerson

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