Jacquard Coverlet fragment, Old Boston Town Variation

Jacquard Coverlet fragment, Old Boston Town Variation

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Red, dark blue and light blue, double woven jacquard coverlet panel, made with a plain weave. The wool yarns are 2 ply z twist, and the white cotton yarns are also 2 ply z twist. The yarn count is 20 x 17 per inch. The pattern is known as " Peacocks Feeding the Young" with a variation of "Old Boston Town." border (see Heirlooms from Old Looms rev. pp 238-240.) An edge is finished with a 5/8 binding stitched in place with white 2 ply, z twist silk thread. there is a self fringe which measures 2 inches at it's widest point. The object is irregular in shape. There is a 2 foot cut up the center, and over all it measure 80" x 23"
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Object Name
coverlet panel, figured
Date made
19th Century
place made
United States
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (border material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
overall: 80 in x 23 in; 203.2 cm x 58.42 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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