Double-woven Coverlet with Squares and Dots

According to the donor, this double-woven overshot coverlet was made for a member of the Piper family who lived near Oakville, Pennsylvania. Made of cotton and wool, it's believed to have been woven before 1850. The letters “SP” are embroidered into the lower left-hand corner. The donor’s grandfather was Samuel Piper. This coverlet was woven in two sections, which were sewn together. There is a self fringe on the bottom, and a tape fringe on each side. There are twenty-five dots in each block. This coverlet is double-woven, and therefore reversible.
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Object Name
coverlet, overshot
coverlet, double-woven
coverlet, double-woven, geometric, overshot
date made
before 1850
Physical Description
geometric (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton and wool (overall material)
overall: 90 1/2 in x 71 in; 229.87 cm x 180.34 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Oakville
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary E. Kirkpatrick

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