Coverlet Woven by Philip H. Anshutz, 1842-1845

Summary

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Philip Anshutz, an immigrant from Germany, wove this coverlet in Carrollton, Ohio, in the 1840s. Many coverlet weavers were immigrants, often bringing weaving techniques and designs with them from their native lands.

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Philip Anshutz, an immigrant from Germany, wove this coverlet in Carrollton, Ohio, in the 1840s. Many coverlet weavers were immigrants, often bringing weaving techniques and designs with them from their native lands.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1842-1845

Creators

Anshutz, Philip H., b. ca. 1802 

Place of Creation

United States, Ohio, Carrollton 

Creator Notes

Woven Philip H. Anshutz in Carrollton, Ohio

Keywords

Coverlets 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.3

Credit

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

Material

Cotton (Textile)
Wool (Textile)

Technique

Weaving

Color

Beige (Color)
Blue
Green
Red

Dimensions

Width: 84 in  (Two 41.75 inch panels, joined.)

Length: 81.25 in  (Including fringe.)

Inscriptions

in corner blocks: * P * H / ANSHUTZ / YN / CARROL / TON

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