Coverlet, overshot, "Double Chariot Wheel;" 1790-1825

Coverlet, overshot, "Double Chariot Wheel;" 1790-1825

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Description
This orange/rust and blue, all-wool, overshot coverlet was woven in a “Double Chariot Wheel” pattern. The coverlet has fringe along two edges, suggesting that this coverlet may originally have been three panels rather than two. The lower fringe is a self-fringe. The fringe on the side is applied. The coverlet is composed of two panels, (possibly three initially), woven as one length and seamed up the center to create the finished coverlet width. The warp yarns are a golden rust, 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The ground weft is golden rust, 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The supplementary pattern weft is blue 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool yarn. The yarn count was 20 warp ends by 9 weft ends per inch.s per inch.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790-1810
late 18th century
early 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
orange, blue (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 94 1/2 in x 76 1/2 in; 240.03 cm x 194.31 cm
ID Number
1981.0274.08
accession number
1981.0274
catalog number
1981.0274.08
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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