Double Rose Jacquard Coverlet

This cotton and wool red, white, and green single-woven Jacquard coverlet features stars, trees, and eagles in its borders, and a double rose pattern in the center. It has a self fringe along two sides and was woven in two sections that were later sewn together. It was made in Perry Co., Ohio, by L. Hesse in 1840. Mr. Hesse, who was born in Germany about 1809, wove coverlets in Ohio from about 1838 to 1860. Nothing more, not even his first name, is known about him.
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Object Name
coverlet, jacquard single-woven
date made
Hesse, L.
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 82 in x 71 in; 208.28 cm x 180.34 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Knox
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. H. C. Anderson

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