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"Patch Pattern" coverlet; overshot; 19th century

"Patch Pattern" coverlet; overshot; 19th century

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Description
This red, white, and blue, overshot coverlet was woven in a “Patch Pattern” variation. The coverlet measures 98 inches by 81 inches and is made up of three panels that were woven as one length, cut, and seamed together to create the finished width. The red and indigo wool supplementary pattern weft yarns are 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun, and the white cotton yarns are 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun. There are deep borders along all four sides of the coverlet that are created from fractional reductions of the main “Patch Pattern” motif. There is no information about this coverlet’s maker or origins.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
coverlet
place made
United States
Physical Description
wool, cotton (overall material)
Patch Pattern (overall pattern)
overshot (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 98 in x 81 in; 248.92 cm x 205.74 cm
ID Number
TE.T14680
accession number
279888
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene English
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National Museum of American History
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