"Rose and Table" pattern overshot coverlet

"Rose and Table" pattern overshot coverlet

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Description
Overshot coverlet made with red, indigo and natural colored yarns. Rose and table pattern--no extra border pattern. The coverlet is consists of two panels stitched together. Yarns: warp-single ply , z twist white cotton, ground weft--single z twist white cotton, pattern-weft single z twist red and indigo wool. The top and bottom hems are hand stitched. Repeat size of pattern 6 1/8 " x 5 3/4." There is no border pattern. According to the donor, this coverlet was owned by Mrs. Sarah Franklin Brown , grand mother of the donor. She lived in Washington County, Tenn. (post office-Telford, just below Jonesboro) in the Southern Highlands.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coverlet, overshot
Date made
19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
red, indigo, natural (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall material)
Rose & Table (overall pattern)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 66 in; 233.68 cm x 167.64 cm
ID Number
TE.T16890
catalog number
T16890.00S
accession number
308471
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Monnie Elizabeth Brown
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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