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Louise Abigail Richards Maxey; "Monk's Belt" coverlet; overshot; c. 1860; Virginia

Louise Abigail Richards Maxey; "Monk's Belt" coverlet; overshot; c. 1860; Virginia

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Mrs. Louise Abigail Richard Maxey (1845-1929) of Franklin County, Virginia wove this red, white, and blue “Monk’s Belt”, overshot coverlet at the age of 17 in 1860. The coverlet measures 93.5 inches by 61 inches and was constructed from two panels seamed up the center.
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Object Name
coverlet, overshot
Date made
date made
c. 1860
place made
United States: Virginia, Franklin
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
"monk's belt" (overall pattern)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
natural (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall material)
overall: 93 1/2 in x 61 in; 237.49 cm x 154.94 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Louise O'Neal
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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