Geometric Double-cloth coverlet; Tennessee, 19th C.

Geometric Double-cloth coverlet; Tennessee, 19th C.

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Red, white and blue, double-weave geometric coverlet. Layer one: 2-ply, s twist blue and red wool, warp and weft. The second layer is 2 ply , s twist, white cotton. The coverlet was woven in 2 sections, seamed together down the center. The pattern is a checked block pattern whose motifs are joined by chain link like figures there is a deep border along the sides and the lower edge. According to the donor, this coverlet was originally owned by Mrs. Sarah Franklin Brown, grandmother of the donor, who lived in Washington County, Tenn. (Post office Telford, just below Jonesboro) in the Southern Highlands.
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Object Name
coverlet, geometric
date made
19th century
place made
United States: Tennessee
Physical Description
wool, cotton (overall material)
geometric (overall style)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 82 1/2 in x 70 1/4 in; 209.55 cm x 178.435 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Monnie Elizabeth Brown
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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