Coverlet; Figured and Fancy, double cloth; c. 1840; likely Ohio


An unidentified weaver wove this blue and white, double-cloth coverlet with self-fringe along the side edges. The centerfield pattern features the “Double Rose” motif with tiles of eight-pointed stars and “Double Starburst” motifs. The three borders all depict adorssed Distelfinken (thistle finches) with the Germanic tree of life (Hom) motif. The cornerblock design features the weaver’s or factory’s trademark design, which in this case is rose in profile or possibly a leaf. The owner of this trademark has yet to be identified. The coverlet measures 82 inches by 70 inches and was constructed of two panels that were woven in one length. There upper edge of the coverlet features considerable loss conducive with heavy use over many generations.

Date Made: 19th centuryDate Made: c. 1840

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mary Wright Gill

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T4262Catalog Number: T04262.000Accession Number: 066143

Object Name: coverlet, figuredcoverlet

Physical Description: double cloth (overall production method/technique)Double Rose (overall pattern)blue (overall color)white (overall color)cotton (overall material)wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 82 in x 70 in; 208.28 cm x 177.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_620445

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