Red White and Blue Double-woven Snowball Coverlet

Description
The weaver and owner of this cotton and wool double-woven overshot coverlet, are unknown. It was made in the first quarter of the 19th century and features a pattern similar to the “Snowball” design, and a border with a small geometric pattern. It was woven in two sections. There is a self fringe on the lower edge and an applied tape fringe on two sides, and the top is finished with red twill tape. This type of coverlet and other simple household fabrics would have been woven on a multishaft loom.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot double-woven
coverlet, double-woven
coverlet, overshot, double-woven
date made
1800-1900
19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
geometric (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 in x 89 in; 228.6 cm x 226.06 cm
fringe, bottom: 4 in; 10.16 cm
fringe, side: 3 in; 7.62 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T13795
catalog number
T13795.000
accession number
263867
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret L. Miller

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