"Granite State;" coverlet; overshot; c. 1800-1825; Northeastern United States

"Granite State;" coverlet; overshot; c. 1800-1825; Northeastern United States

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Description
This red, blue, and white, overshot coverlet was woven in the "Granite State" pattern. There is a decorative self-fringe at the lower edge with a woven heading. The coverlet measures 87 inches by 70.88 inches, and it was constructed from two panels, woven as one length, cut, and seamed in the middle. The warp is a 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton. The ground weft is a Z-spun cotton single, and the pattern weft is red and indigo, 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun wool.
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Object Name
coverlet, overshot
coverlet
date made
first half 19th century?
1800-1825
maker
unknown
place made
United States: United States, Northeastern
Physical Description
overshot (overall production method/technique)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 87 in x 70 7/8 in; 220.98 cm x 180.0225 cm
ID Number
TE.T18642
catalog number
T18642.000
accession number
1978.2528
Credit Line
Gift of Stephanie Jane Boylston in memory of Jenny Green
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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