Jacquard double-cloth "Bird of Paradise" coverlet, 19th C.

Jacquard double-cloth "Bird of Paradise" coverlet, 19th C.

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Complete coverlet; Figured and Fancy design; Jacquard, double-woven. Blue and white double weave, no fringe. 1. (border) flowers 2. (center) birds perched in flowering trees in ogee meanders surrounding medallions. Sometimes known as the Bird of Paradise design
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, figured
date made
19th century
Physical Description
double weave (overall production method/technique)
bird of paradise (overall pattern)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
wool, cotton (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Charles D. Walcott
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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