Coverlet; diamond twill weave; 1800-1850

Coverlet; diamond twill weave; 1800-1850

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This red, white, and blue coverlet was woven in a diamond twill weave pattern with reverse twill borders along three sides. The pattern consists of a check of one a quarter white blocks alternating with two and a half blocks of the red and blue combined. The blocks were carefully planned so that the white blocks consist of one diamond and the red-blue blocks consists of five diamond. The borders are striped similar to a herringbone twill. The white yarns are cotton, and red and blue yarns are wool. All of the yarns are 2-ply, Z-twist, S-spun. The coverlet measures 84 inches by 70 inches. This coverlet was likely woven in the first half of the nineteenth century.
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Object Name
coverlet, twill
date made
19th cnetury
c. 1800-1850
place made
United States
Physical Description
diamond twill weave (overall production method/technique)
red, blue (overall color)
natural (overall color)
checked (overall pattern)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 84 in x 70 1/2 in; 213.36 cm x 179.07 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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