coverlet; turned twill; 19th century; possibly Pennsylvania

Description
This is an example of a warp-faced twill weave, geometric coverlet woven in a “Whig Rose” pattern with compound “Pine Tree” borders. The borders on these geometric coverlets is created through a fractional reduction of the main motif. The coverlet is composed of two sections, each 38 inches wide. The coverlet was woven as one length, cut, and seamed up the middle to create a coverlet that measures 85 inches by 76 inches. There is self-fringe along three sides.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1850
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
twill (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (overall material)
blue, white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 76 in; 215.9 cm x 193.04 cm
ID Number
TE.T8954
catalog number
T08954.000
accession number
164228
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Rebecca E. Everly
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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