"Orange Peel" overshot coverlet, 1829

"Orange Peel" overshot coverlet, 1829

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This is a blue and white, overshot coverlet, woven in an "Orange Peel." pattern. The lower edge is finished with a self fringe. There are three borders are which are reduced variations of the main pattern. The coverlet was woven in 2 pieces and sewn together. The letters "E W" and the date 1829 are woven into the coverlet on the right upper edge of the left half. (It appears to be in the center of the upper edge.)
The vendor's mother purchased this item in either New England or New York.
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Object Name
Coverlet, overshot
Date made
place made
United States: New England
United States: New York
Physical Description
Overshot (overall production method/technique)
orange peel (overall pattern)
indigo (overall color)
white (overall color)
overall: 88 in x 74 in; 223.52 cm x 187.96 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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