Floral Patterned Coverlet with Rooster Border, 1830-1870

Summary

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Fancy coverlets were made to order, offering their clients a choice of patterns and colors. This coverlet's exuberant design features tulips, hearts, stars, eagles, fruit trees, grape clusters, and roosters, all woven in the classic colors of blue and cream.

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Fancy coverlets were made to order, offering their clients a choice of patterns and colors. This coverlet's exuberant design features tulips, hearts, stars, eagles, fruit trees, grape clusters, and roosters, all woven in the classic colors of blue and cream.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1830-1870

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Midwest 

Creator Notes

Woven by an unknown weaver, likely in the Midwest United States

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.6

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

Dimensions

Width: 71 in  (Excluding fringe. Two 36 inch panels, joined.)

Length: 78 in  (Excluding fringe.)

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