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Jacquard Coverlet fragment

Jacquard Coverlet fragment

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Description
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.
Location
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)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 7 in; 63.5 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
TE.T4790
catalog number
T04790.000
accession number
071965
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Laura M. Allen
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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