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Coverlet

Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
Made in Pennsylvania, United States; Probably made in Berks County
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wool and cotton, Biederwand weave, woven on a hand loom with a Jacquard attachment
Dimensions:
98 1/2 x 89 3/4 in. (250.2 x 228 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.22.2
Not on view
This coverlet is woven in two panels and seamed at the center. It has a warp of undyed and light blue cotton and a weft of dark blue, green, and red wool and undyed cotton. The central field shows feather medallions alternating with foliate medallions. The bottom border has a stylized vine motif, and the right and left borders have roses and tulips. Peacocks adorn each of the two corner blocks. Both sides of the coverlet have natural fringe, and there is attached fringe along the bottom edge.
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