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Object Name Coverlet
Catalog Number 1957.26
Date ca. 1840
Material(s) Wool/Cotton
Dimensions H-83.5 W-66.25 inches
Description This overshot coverlet is made of white, navy, and red-orange fibers. It is constructed from two panels both about 33 inches wide that are sewn together at the center. The panels are not well matched and the horizontal stripes do not meet. The hand spun cotton warp is white. The weft has the same white cotton, navy wool yarn, and a red-orange wool yarn. There are two vertical patterns. One is a rectangle of primarily of blue and red-orange stripes. The second has white and blue stripes against red-orange stripes. There is one horizontal pattern of primarily blue and white with red-orange at intervals and at center. When this pattern meets the second vertical pattern the intersection has detailed patterns and four horizontal red-orange stripes are dominant. The top and bottom edges have a narrow two fold hem. The sides edges are raw edges with much wear. The coverlet is much worn. There is a prominent patch at center and a tear on the bottom edge right of center.
Collection Anna Carlisle Pyles Collection
Subjects Textiles
Weaving
Textiles
Weaving
Bedspreads
Household goods
Women domestics
Wool
Search Terms Coverlet
Woven
Overshot
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS