Fragment of a geometric double-cloth coverlet

Description (Brief):

Fragment of a multi-colored geometric double-woven coverlet. Blue, dark green, red, and white, 2 ply, z twist wool in warp and weft. The pattern is similar to the "Whig Rose," (see Heirlooms from Old Looms, page 125.) the pattern consists of overlapping circles, with in each of which is centered a checkerboard square with 4 smaller checkerboard squares at its corners and solid rectangles at its sides. At one end of the fragment is a border design utilizing the circle overlap.

Date Made: 19th century

Place Made: United States

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Coverlets


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Anonymous gift

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16871.000Catalog Number: T16871.000Accession Number: 310652

Object Name: coverlet fragment, geometric

Measurements: overall: 21 1/2 in x 14 in; 54.61 cm x 35.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_621767

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