Catalpa Flower overshot coverlet, early 19th C.

Catalpa Flower overshot coverlet, early 19th C.

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Description
Overshot weave, Indigo-dyed, dark blue wool and natural undyed cotton or linen coverlet in the Catalpa Flower pattern. This coverlet is woven in 3 sections. Two of the sections are 28" wide and one is 27" wide. The top and bottom edges are hemmed. The natural colored cotton or linen yarn, has darkened to dark tan over time. The blue wool is still strong in color. According to the donor, her mother wove this spread during her childhood, "before she was born." her parents raised the sheep, carded the wool, etc. In 1962 the donor estimated the coverlet to be 125 years old.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
overshot, coverlet
Coverlet, overshot
Object Type
Catalpa Flower
Date made
early 19th century
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
catalpa flower (overall pattern)
indigo (overall color)
black (overall color)
natural (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 93 in x 82 in; 236.22 cm x 208.28 cm
ID Number
TE.T12749
catalog number
T12749.000
accession number
239413
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. A. Hubert Cowgill
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Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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