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Physical Description:
tied-beiderwand (overall production method/technique)
star and rose (overall pattern)
indigo, natural (overall color)
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 78 1/2 in x 64 in; 199.39 cm x 162.56 cm
Object Name:
coverlet, figured
Place made:
United States: Pennsylvania
Date made:
1825-1850
Description:
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Mary B. C. Shuman
ID Number:
TE.T16359
Catalog number:
T163594.000
Accession number:
299239
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Coverlets
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-9646-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_620422