Block pattern twill weave Coverlet Fragment, 19th C.

Block pattern twill weave Coverlet Fragment, 19th C.

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Description (Brief)
Coverlet fragment, twill weave. The pattern consist of 5 1/4 x 5 inch repeats of four squares: two solid (diagonal to each other) and two consisting of 25 alternating black and blue squares. The coverlet is woven with a twill weave. The black yarns are 2 ply z-twist wool in one direction (warp?) and blue 2-ply z-twist wool in other direction. The yarn count is 25 x 25.
Object Name
coverlet fragment
coverlet fragment, twill
date made
19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
cotton, wool (overall material)
twill weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 37 in x 13 in; 93.98 cm x 33.02 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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