Coverlet; reverse (herringbone) twill; 19th century; Maryland


This red and white, reverse twill coverlet likely comes from the New Market, Maryland area. The weaver used reverse twill to create a block pattern. The coverlet was constructed from two sections woven as one length, cut, and seamed together. The pattern block is formed by the use of herringbone left to right twill as well as a diamond twill square. The pattern repeat measures five and a half inches by five and three-eighths inches. The coverlet is well matched at the seam. There is some loss and the overall condition is fair to poor.

Date Made: 19th Century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Maryland

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Rita J. Adrosko

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T18025Catalog Number: T18025.000Accession Number: 321786

Object Name: coverlet, twillcoverlet

Physical Description: twill weave (overall production method/technique)white (overall color)red (overall color)cotton (overall material)wool (overall material)


Record Id: nmah_620554

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