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Copp Family Coverlet; diamond twill; c. 1790-1820; Connecticut

Copp Family Coverlet; diamond twill; c. 1790-1820; Connecticut

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A member of the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut wove this pink, red, medium red, gold, and brown diamond twill weave coverlet in the late 18th century using 2-ply and single-ply linen yarns for the warp and 2-ply cotton yarns for the ground weft. The pattern is similar the pattern known as "Granite State.” The lower fringe is five inches long, and was created by knotting the linen warp yarns used in the coverlet.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coverlet, twill
Date made
very late 18th century or early 19th century
date made
c. 1770-1820
c. 1790-1820
place made
United States: Connecticut, Stonington
Physical Description
wool (overall material)
twill (overall production method/technique)
yellow (overall color)
rose (overall color)
brown (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 95 in x 86 in; 241.3 cm x 218.44 cm
ID Number
TE.H6676
catalog number
H006676.000
accession number
28810
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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