Sarah & Henry LaTourette jacquard coverlet panel; Indiana

Sarah & Henry LaTourette jacquard coverlet panel; Indiana

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Description
Blue and white Jacquard double-woven coverlet featuring borders with birds perched in trees, along with urns and"cathedrals". The center of the coverlet features medallions and flowers, along with a "Star and Rose" pattern. This coverlet was made by either Sarah or Henry La Tourette. Sarah and Henry LaTourette were brother and sister and the children of John LaTourette of Fountain County, Indiana. John LaTourette was a coverlet weaver also. After he died his children continued to use his trademark (a flower in the corner). To distinguish their work from his, they placed the word 'Year" above the flower. Since Henry and Sarah used the same trademark, it is impossible to known which coverlets were made by Sarah, and which were made by Henry. The date 1850, also appears in the corner. This is a coverlet in two pieces.They are 2734 A and 2734 B. The two pieces were never sewn together.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet panel
coverlet panel, figured
Date made
1858
1850
referenced
LaTourette, Sarah
maker
LaTourette, Sarah
LaTourette, Henry
place made
United States: Indiana
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
star and rose (overall pattern)
blue, natural (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 80 in; 233.68 cm x 203.2 cm
ID Number
TE.T2734.A
catalog number
T002734A
accession number
058524
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Mary A. Whitesell
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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