12 Harness overshot coverlet fragment

12 Harness overshot coverlet fragment

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Fragment of a 12 harness, overshot coverlet weave, found in an old barn at Liberty IL., 1913 and named "victory" by the donor; suggested by the small figures, in blue, rose & tan wool yarns which resemble submarines. According to Mary M. Atwater the coverlet pattern is Snowball.
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet fragment
place made
United States
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
blue (overall color)
rose (overall color)
tan (overall color)
overall: 16 in x 11 in; 40.64 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Laura M. Allen
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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