Overshot "Snail Trail" Coverlet, Maryland; 19th C.

Overshot "Snail Trail" Coverlet, Maryland; 19th C.

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Overshot, red and white coverlet woven in the Snails Trail pattern--fringe on three sides. Said to be woven by the donors grandmother in Parsonsburg, Maryland.
Object Name
Coverlet, overshot
Object Type
Date made
19th century
Parker, Luara Catherine Farlow
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
snail trail (overall pattern)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 83 in x 66 in; 210.82 cm x 167.64 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Robert P. Fondes and Helen K. Fondes in loving memory of our mother Tabitha Parker Fondes (1889-1988) and her mother.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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