Fragment of a Summer & Winter weave coverlet


Fragment of a heavy "overshot" fabric of handspun yarns woven with plain tabby foundation of cotton. Pattern weft of golden brown (possibly butter-nut dyed) wool whch interweaves closely with the ground, giving a subdued color effect. The plain block portions of the pattern show a "bird-eye" effect typical of "Summer and Winter" weave

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Ruth Brenner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T07681.000Catalog Number: T07681.000

Object Name: coverlet fragment

Physical Description: cotton, wool (overall material)Summer and Winter weave (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 17 in x 21 in; 43.18 cm x 53.34 cm


Record Id: nmah_621546

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