single weave; fringed (overall production method/technique)
pine tree (border pattern)
cotton (overall material)
wool (overall material)
overall: 90 3/4 in x 75 in; 230.505 cm x 190.5 cm
Star and Diamond
first half 19th century
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.