Peace and Plenty Coverlet, 1846

Summary

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. This "Peace and Plenty" coverlet expresses the optimism of a young America. This popular sentiment and the bird-and-bush Pennsylvania German border motif were used by a number of coverlet weavers, but were combined with different centerfield designs.

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. This "Peace and Plenty" coverlet expresses the optimism of a young America. This popular sentiment and the bird-and-bush Pennsylvania German border motif were used by a number of coverlet weavers, but were combined with different centerfield designs.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1846

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Woven by an unknown weaver

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Fred & Margaret Brusher Family

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Tying
Weaving

Color

Beige (Color)
Blue
Pink (Color)

Dimensions

Width: 81.25 in  (Including integral fringe. Two 40.5 inch panels, joined.)

Length: 100 in  (Including integral fringe.)

Inscriptions

in corner blocks: PEACE / AND / PLENTY / 1846.

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