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Coverlet

Object Number: 
1940.867
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wool, cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 80 x 70 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 203.2 x 179.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Overshot blue wool and white cotton coverlet composed of two vertical sections hand-sewn together; rectilinear geometric pattern.
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: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group