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Fragment of a Summer & Winter weave coverlet

Fragment of a Summer & Winter weave coverlet

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Description
Fragment of a heavy "overshot" fabric of handspun yarns woven with plain tabby foundation of cotton. Pattern weft of golden brown (possibly butter-nut dyed) wool whch interweaves closely with the ground, giving a subdued color effect. The plain block portions of the pattern show a "bird-eye" effect typical of "Summer and Winter" weave
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet fragment
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
Summer and Winter weave (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 17 in x 21 in; 43.18 cm x 53.34 cm
ID Number
TE.T07681.000
catalog number
T07681.000
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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