Coverlet

Object Number: 
1937.934
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 94 x 87 x 1/4 in. ( 238.8 x 221 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Overshot green wool and white cotton coverlet; rectilinear geometric pattern; fringe on three sides.
Gallery Label: 
The "overshot" weaving technique was one commonly used in the early nineteenth century. The term refers to the long passes of supplementary wool weft that overshoot the surface of the plain weave foundation and form the geometric pattern (see "American Quilts and Coverlets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," p. 137).
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group