tied-beiderwand (overall production method/technique)
star and rose (overall pattern)
indigo, natural (overall color)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
overall: 78 1/2 in x 64 in; 199.39 cm x 162.56 cm
United States: Pennsylvania
This green, blue, red, and white, 2:1 tied-Beiderwand coverlet was executed in a “Stars and Roses” block weave pattern. The borders that appears along three sides was created from a fractional reduction of the main pattern motifs and is a variation of the traditional “Pine Tree” border. The warp and ground weft is a 3-ply, S-twist, Z-spun cotton. The binding warp is a Z-spun cotton single. There is also a second set of wool weft yarns which is 2-ply, S-twist, Z-spun. The coverlet measures 78.5 inches by 64 inches. It almost certainly from Pennsylvania and was likely woven between 1825 and 1850.