coverlet; geometric double cloth; c. 1840; Indiana

coverlet; geometric double cloth; c. 1840; Indiana

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Description
This blue and white, geometric double-cloth coverlet was woven with cotton and wool yarn. The pattern used is commonly known as “Whig Rose.” Interestingly, there are no borders on this coverlet, and there is no evidence to suggest it has been cut down over its lifetime. According to the donor, this coverlet was owned and used by Eliza Hackly Pelton Pettibone, of Crown Point Indiana, before 1850. The coverlet measures 92 inches by 74.5 inches and is constructed of two panels that were woven as one length, cut, and sewn together with a center seam.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet
coverlet, geometric
date made
ca 1840
c. 1840
maker
unknown
Physical Description
wool, cotton (overall material)
geometric double cloth (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 72 1/2 in; 233.68 cm x 184.15 cm
ID Number
TE.T12676
catalog number
T12676.000
accession number
237318
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. David Leonard Wells
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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