Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet; Pennsylvania, 1800-1850

Geometric Double-cloth Coverlet; Pennsylvania, 1800-1850

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According to the donor, this double-woven coverlet was made for a member of the Piper family who lived near Oakville, Pennsylvania. Made of cotton and wool, it's believed to have been woven before 1850. The letters “SP” are embroidered into the lower left-hand corner. The donor’s grandfather was Samuel Piper. This coverlet was woven in two sections, which were sewn together. There is a self fringe on the bottom, and a tape fringe on each side. There are twenty-five dots in each block. This coverlet is double-woven, and therefore reversible.
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Object Name
coverlet, geometric
date made
before 1850
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Oakville
Physical Description
geometric (overall style)
double weave (overall production method/technique)
cotton, wool (overall material)
overall: 90 1/2 in x 71 in; 229.87 cm x 180.34 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary E. Kirkpatrick
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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