|Dimensions||H-89.25 W-72 inches|
This handwoven overshot coverlet has a blue wool weave and white cotton weft. The yarns are single ply. The coverlet is constructed from two pieces that are handsewn together. The pattern includes "table" and "wheel" motifs. The top and bottom edges are hemmed. The two sides have selvedge edges.
According to family tradition, this coverlet was woven by the Dickinson family of Russell County, Virginia, before 1800 of wool grown and spun on their farm.
The way the pattern was not matched at the center seam indicates that this coverlet was woven by an inexperienced weaver.
|Collection||John B. Nickels Collection|
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|