Jacquard Coverlet fragment

Jacquard Coverlet fragment

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Fragment of a jacquard coverlet weave made up with cotton and wool yarns in floral and star pattern developed in rose, white, and blue, no fringe. 1. (border) tulips & oak leaves 2. (center) medallions surrounded by rose wreaths.
Because of the donor, Mrs. Allen's, importance in teaching and preserving early handweaving, and the use of materials she collected in books on the subject, NMAH should keep the fragments she donated in the collection, as part of the national woven coverlet collection.
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet fragment, figured
Physical Description
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
single weave (overall production method/technique)
tulips (border pattern)
oak leaf (border pattern)
medallion (center pattern)
wreath rose (center pattern)
pink, blue, natural (overall color)
delete (overall delete)
delete (overall delete)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 25 in x 7 in; 63.5 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Laura M. Allen
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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