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Physical Description:
overshot (overall production method/technique)
king's flower (overall pattern)
red, indigo (overall color)
cotton, wool (overall color)
natural (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 63 in x 35 1/2 in; 160.02 cm x 90.17 cm
Object Name:
coverlet panel, overshot
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
19th century
Description:
This panel represents one half of a finished coverlet. The weaver used red and blue wool and white cotton yarns to create this “Nine Snowball” overshot coverlet. The bottom edge has an applied, woven fringe. The other three sides are unfinished and the long border edge may have had a self-fringe at one time. The “Pine Tree” Border was created from reductions and extensions of the main, centerfield pattern. This coverlet was likely woven in Pennsylvania.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Bertha Reifsnider
ID Number:
TE.T12167
Catalog number:
T12167.000
T121674.00P
Accession number:
230504?
230504
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-0e57-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620410