Jacob Saylor Coverlet

Description
The corner boxes of this Jacquard double-woven coverlet say "Maide by Jacob Saylor*North Liberty*Knox*Ohio*1853." The coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and has a self fringe on the lower edge. The upper edge is hemmed. There is a center seam as the coverlet was woven in two pieces that were later sewn together. Jacob lived in Stark Co., OH about 1844; in North Liberty, Knox, Co., OH ca.1852-1853; and in Salt Creek Twp., Pickaway Co., OH ca 1854-1859. Little is known about Mr. Saylor.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1853
maker
Saylor, Jacob
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88 in x 78 in; 223.52 cm x 198.12 cm
ID Number
TE.T13999
catalog number
T13999.000
accession number
269209
Credit Line
Gift of Maris M. Proffit in memory of Mrs. Maris M. Proffitt
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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