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Overshot coverlet fragment or sample

Overshot coverlet fragment or sample

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Description
Overshot coverlet fragment or sample. Tabby (plain weave) foundation of homespun cotton yarns. Pattern weft of indigo dyed wool yarn. The name of this pattern varies according to locality, "Catalpa Flower," in North Caroline; "Work Complete," in Alabama; "Lady's Fancy," and "Gentleman's Fancy," in Kentucky.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet fragment
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
overshot (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 21 in; 40.64 cm x 53.34 cm
ID Number
TE.T07682.000
catalog number
T07682.000
accession number
136393
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Ruth Brenner
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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