Coverlet; diamond twill weave; 19th century

Coverlet; diamond twill weave; 19th century

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Description
This is an example of a diamond twill weave coverlet in brown and peach wool. The coverlet measures 74 inches by 70 inches and was constructed from two, 37 inch wide widths that were woven as one length, cut, and seamed up the middle. The yarns are all 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool. The overall pattern beyond the diamond twill weaver is one of large checks with a striped border along three sides. It has been cut down and hemmed along all four sides.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, twill
coverlet
date made
19th century
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
twill weave (overall production method/technique)
brown, peach (overall color)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 74 in x 70 in; 187.96 cm x 177.8 cm
ID Number
TE.T15238
catalog number
T15238.000
accession number
291105
Credit Line
Gift of Lt. Col. and Mrs. H. L. Jennerson
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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