coverlet; geometric, double-cloth; c. 1800-1850; likely Pennsylvania

coverlet; geometric, double-cloth; c. 1800-1850; likely Pennsylvania

<< >>
Description
This is a blue and white, plain weave double coverlet executed in geometric block weave pattern. The pattern is most commonly known as “Whig Rose.” There is a "Pine Tree" border along three sides created from a fractional reduction and lengthening of the main pattern. The weaver used natural colored linen with olive green and indigo (blue) colored wool. The coverlet measures 82 inches by 79 inches. The coverlet is constructed of two panels each 34.5 inches wide. The weaver would have woven both panels as one length, cut that length in half, and sewn the panels together to create the finished width. There is a five inch long woven fringe with a half inch heading applied to the sides of coverlet, and there is a five inch self-fringe along the lower edge. The coverlet was initially purchased in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania and it is likely that it was woven in Pennsylvania sometime during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790-1815
late 18th century
early 19th century
1800-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
double cloth (overall production method/technique)
linen, wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 in x 79 in; 208.28 cm x 200.66 cm
ID Number
TE.T18271
catalog number
T18271.000
accession number
1977.0107
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

Add a comment about this object