Overshot coverlet fragment; Connecticut

Overshot coverlet fragment; Connecticut

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Fragment of a blue and white, cotton and wool, 4 harness overshot coverlet weave; "Demon's Fancy," used for many years as a drugget by the family of E. D. Chapmin, CT and woven by one of his ancestors.
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: Connecticut
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
overshot (overall production method/technique)
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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