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Coverlet

Date:
ca. 1840–50
Geography:
Made in Ohio, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wool, woven
Dimensions:
85 x 73 in. (215.9 x 185.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.113
Not on view
This coverlet is woven with red and blue wool warps and red and blue wool wefts in two panels and seamed at the center. The field shows a menagerie of animals, including giraffes, leopards, monkeys, and birds. The borders have images of an alligator eating a snake alternating with a pouncing leopard. In contrast to the predominant jungle motifs, domesticated fowl are depicted on the corner blocks.
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