Snowball and Pine Tree Border Coverlet

Description
This double-woven coverlet features clusters of "Snowballs" and squares in the center, and "Pine Tree" borders along all four edges. It is made of cotton and wool. It was woven in two sections, which were later stitched together. The maker of this coverlet is unknown. Coverlets like this one were made by professional weavers. In the early 19th century, the yarns were spun and dyed at home, or a professional could be paid to perform the work. Simple textile items were made in the home, and professional services were offered as early as the 18th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, geometric double woven
coverlet, double woven
coverlet, double woven, overshot
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
Physical Description
geometric (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 78 in x 69 3/4 in; 198.12 cm x 177.165 cm
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: Connecticut
ID Number
TE*T14207
catalog number
T14207.000
accession number
274327
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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