"Granite State;" coverlet; overshot; c. 1800-1825; Northeastern United States


This red, blue, and white, overshot coverlet was woven in the "Granite State" pattern. There is a decorative self-fringe at the lower edge with a woven heading. The coverlet measures 87 inches by 70.88 inches, and it was constructed from two panels, woven as one length, cut, and seamed in the middle. The warp is a 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton. The ground weft is a Z-spun cotton single, and the pattern weft is red and indigo, 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool.

Date Made: first half 19th century?1800-1825

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: United States, Northeastern

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Credit Line: Gift of Stephanie Jane Boylston in memory of Jenny Green

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T18642Catalog Number: T18642.000Accession Number: 1978.2528

Object Name: coverlet, overshotcoverlet

Physical Description: overshot (overall production method/technique)red (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)cotton (overall material)wool (overall material)Measurements: overall: 87 in x 70 7/8 in; 220.98 cm x 180.0225 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4a1f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_621353

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