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Birdseye twill weave coverlet; Pennsylvania, ca. 1846

Birdseye twill weave coverlet; Pennsylvania, ca. 1846

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There is no information known about the provenance or origins of this coverlet other than it is said to have been woven near Somerset, Pennsylvania around 1846. The pattern is interesting because this blue and white float weave coverlet is imitating a “Bird’s Eye” or “Diamond Twill” weave in the center field, with a zigzag twill border on three sides. Fringes also on three sides. Blue wool weft, natural cotton warp.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Coverlet
coverlet, twill
Date made
1846
place made
United States: Pennsylvania
Physical Description
twill weave (overall production method/technique)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
diamonds; zigzag (overall pattern)
ID Number
TE.T10099
catalog number
T10099.000
accession number
060464
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Dunlap Sargent
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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