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Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
overshot (overall production method/technique)
seven stars (overall pattern)
indigo (overall color)
white (overall color)
wool (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 93 in x 26 5/16 in; 236.22 cm x 66.88658 cm
Object Name:
coverlet panel, overshot
Date made:
19th century
Date made:
mid 19th century
Description:
Blue and white overshot coverlet panel or length. According to the donor, this coverlet was acquired whole during the Civil War by Union officer, Capt. Peter Stamats during General Sherman’s “March to the Sea.” Stamats took this coverlet from an evacuated enemy encampment. Stamats is a grandfather of the donor. This blue and white overshot coverlet panel was woven in a pattern similar to “Seven Stars.” When Capt. Stamats returned home, he separated the coverlet into panels and gave them to his three children. The panel measures 93 inches by 26.25 inches. All of the yarns, both the cotton ground warp and weft and the wool supplementary weft yarns are Z-spun singles. It is possible that this coverlet was produced by enslaved weavers.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Civil War  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Helen G. Stillman
ID Number:
TE.T12724
Catalog number:
T12724.000
Accession number:
238999
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620409