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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, overshot
coverlet
Date made
1860
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)
Measurements
overall: 93 1/2 in x 61 in; 237.49 cm x 154.94 cm
ID Number
TE.T13599
catalog number
T13599.000
accession number
259882
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Louise O'Neal
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Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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