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Embroidered whitework coverlet

Maker:
Mercy Emerson Tomlinson
Date:
ca. 1820
Geography:
Made in Kentucky, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton embroidered with cotton thread
Dimensions:
102 x 85 3/4 in. (259.1 x 217.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Cora Parker in memory of her mother, Mrs. Pamelia Ann Parker, 1927
Accession Number:
27.242
Not on view
This whitework coverlet is made of three lengths of white cotton fabric that have been stitched together. Some of the decorated areas are tufted, and others are embroidered with heavy white cotton thread in satin stitch. The pattern consists of an overall floral vine. The piece is fringed on all four sides.
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