Josie Mast Coverlet

Description
Josie Mast (1861—-1936) of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, made this cotton and wool overshot coverlet in 1913. It features a "Sun, Moon and Stars" pattern. Mrs.Mast was an instructor at the Valle Crucis industrial school, where she taught spinning, weaving and dyeing. She became a well-known weaver when some of her creations were purchased by Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson for use in the White House. The Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, brought about renewed interest in handmade objects, including textiles. The coverlet weavers of this period used the same designs used in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
date made
1913
weaver
Mast, Josie
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 72 in x 84 in; 182.88 cm x 213.36 cm
place woven
United States: North Carolina
ID Number
TE*T1374
catalog number
T01374.000
accession number
056970
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Revivals
Textiles
Education
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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