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Coverlet fragment

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Wool, cotton
Overall: 87 1/4 x 40 x 1/4 in. ( 221.6 x 101.6 x 0.6 cm )
Overshot red and yellow wool and white cotton coverlet fragment (half of coverlet); rectilinear geometric pattern.
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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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group