Logan County Coverlet

Description
Woven in Logan County, Ohio, this red and white cotton and wool Jacquard double-woven coverlet features double roses and stars in the center, while the borders feature long rows of daisy-like flowers. The words "Pyna.Rosc. Wove. IN LOGAN CO. OHIO BY I+M+," and the date "1848," appear in the lower corners. The upper edge of the coverlet has a wide dark red stripe. One can only guess that the weaver ran out of the yarn used for the rest of the coverlet, and had to substitute another. The full name of the weaver remains a mystery.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, jacquard double-woven
date made
1848
maker
I. M.
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton and wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88 in x 75 in; 223.52 cm x 190.5 cm
fringe, sides: 2 in; 5.08 cm
place woven
United States: Ohio, Logan county
ID Number
TE*T14955
catalog number
T14955
accession number
285840
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Coverlets
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Jessie F. Tracy

Visitor Comments

9/15/2014 2:04:01 PM
Bridget Weller
I have an identical coverlet dated 1847. The color scheme differs but the design is identical. It is dated 1847 and has the "pyna rosc" in the corner block along with woven in Logan Co. by W. Buechel. The similarities point to a connection.
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