Double-woven Star and Rose Coverlet

Description
A treadling error was made in one section of this double-woven coverlet (by accident, we assume) and intentionally repeated in the other section so they would match. This coverlet is made of cotton and wool, and is woven in a geometric design of squares and circles. There is a cut self fringe on the lower edge, and an uncut fringe on each side. The coverlet was woven in two pieces that were sewn together. The name of the weaver is unknown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, overshot double-woven
coverlet, double-woven
date made
1846
ca 1846
1825-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 66 in x 77 1/4 in; 167.64 cm x 196.215 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T10098
catalog number
T10098.000
accession number
060464
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Mary F.Sargent

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