Pettibone Coverlet

Eliza Hackly Pelton Pettibone of Crown Point, Indiana, is said to have owned this double-woven coverlet. The coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and is thought to have been made abut 1840. The pattern used has several names: "Rose in Bloom," "Double Compass," " Wheel of Fortune," and "Cup and Saucer." It was woven in two sections which were later sewn together. The name of the weaver is unknown. There were many coverlet weavers in Indiana in the first half of the 19th century. According to Pauline Woodard Montgomery, in her book Indiana Coverlets and Their Weavers , one of the earliest written references to a coverlet by someone living in Indiana was a request for eight “coverlids” to be delivered to the U.S. Army at Ft. Knox, near the town of Vincennes in 1803.
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Object Name
coverlet, overshot double-woven
coverlet, double-woven
coverlet, overshot, double-woven
date made
ca 1840
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 92 in x 72 1/2 in; 233.68 cm x 184.15 cm
place woven
United States: Indiana, Crown Point
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 Mrs. David Leonard Wells

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