Central New York Coverlet, 1853

Summary

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Most fancy coverlets were woven in two panels and joined at the middle with a sewn seam. However, this coverlet has no seam, indicating that its weaver had a very wide loom capable of producing a fabric with a width of almost 87 inches.

A coverlet is a decorative bedcovering--usually made of cotton and wool--woven on a loom. Most fancy coverlets were woven in two panels and joined at the middle with a sewn seam. However, this coverlet has no seam, indicating that its weaver had a very wide loom capable of producing a fabric with a width of almost 87 inches.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1853

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, New York 

Creator Notes

Woven by an unknown central New York weaver

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.7

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

Dimensions

Width: 86.75 in  (Single panel.)

Length: 93.75 in

Inscriptions

bottom right front of coverlet: 1853

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