Fragment of a geometric double-cloth coverlet

Fragment of a geometric double-cloth coverlet

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Description (Brief)
Fragment of a multi-colored geometric double-woven coverlet. Blue, dark green, red, and white, 2 ply, z twist wool in warp and weft. The pattern is similar to the "Whig Rose," (see Heirlooms from Old Looms, page 125.) the pattern consists of overlapping circles, with in each of which is centered a checkerboard square with 4 smaller checkerboard squares at its corners and solid rectangles at its sides. At one end of the fragment is a border design utilizing the circle overlap.
Object Name
coverlet fragment, geometric
date made
19th century
place made
United States
overall: 21 1/2 in x 14 in; 54.61 cm x 35.56 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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