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Physical Description:
jacquard (overall production method/technique)
star and diamond (center pattern)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
single weave; fringed (overall production method/technique)
pine tree (border pattern)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 90 3/4 in x 75 in; 230.505 cm x 190.5 cm
Object Name:
Coverlet
coverlet, Summer-and-Winter
Object Type:
jacquard coverlets
Star and Diamond
coverlets
Place made:
United States
Date made:
f1800-1850
first half 19th century
Description:
Coverlet in Star and Diamond pattern; red and white. Single weave with fringe on 3 sides. 1. (border) double pine tree 2. (center) stars. This is a summer & winter coverlet with an overshot style pattern, done on a multi-harness loom which may be Jacquard (Figured & Fancy). Unusual star and diamond design similar to those shown in "Keep Me Warm one Night" pp. 277-279. The pattern is reversible with red predominating on one side and white on the other. A variation of a pine tree border is found on 3 sides of the coverlet. The coverlet is assembled from two lengths of cloth each 37.5 inches wide. the two lengths are hand sewn together. the self fringe of warp yarns has been over cast across the edge to stabilize the coverlet on that one edge. On the other end the coverlet is hemmed.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Hope Anthony Levy
ID Number:
1981.1020.04
Accession number:
1981.1020
Catalog number:
1981.1020.04
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-bbbe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214185