Fragment of an Overshot coverlet

Description (Brief):

Fragment of a coverlet with a red, grey and white overshot design done with a plain weave. Warp yarns are 2 ply single ztwist cotton and red and grey are single z twist wool. The yarn count is 34 x 55. The pattern is similar to "Whig Roses" in Heirlooms from Old Looms, page 32. The red and grey floats are set out in various squares and rectangles as well as a pattern of overlapping circles

Date Made: 19th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Coverlets


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Anonymous gift

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16870Accession Number: 310652

Object Name: coverlet fragmentcoverlet fragment, overshot

Physical Description: wool, cotton (overall material)overshot (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 10 1/4 in x 32 1/2 in; 26.035 cm x 82.55 cm


Record Id: nmah_1456229

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