Coverlet; diamond twill weave; 1800-1850


This red, white, and blue coverlet was woven in a diamond twill weave pattern with reverse twill borders along three sides. The pattern consists of a check of one a quarter white blocks alternating with two and a half blocks of the red and blue combined. The blocks were carefully planned so that the white blocks consist of one diamond and the red-blue blocks consists of five diamond. The borders are striped similar to a herringbone twill. The white yarns are cotton, and red and blue yarns are wool. All of the yarns are 2-ply, Z-twist, S-spun. The coverlet measures 84 inches by 70 inches. This coverlet was likely woven in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Date Made: 19th cneturyc. 1800-1850

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Lt. Col. and Mrs. H. L. Jennerson

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T15239Catalog Number: T15239.000Accession Number: 291105

Object Name: coverlet, twillcoverlet

Physical Description: diamond twill weave (overall production method/technique)red, blue (overall color)natural (overall color)checked (overall pattern)wool (overall material)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 84 in x 70 1/2 in; 213.36 cm x 179.07 cm


Record Id: nmah_620618

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