Coverlet Woven by Harry Tyler for Clarissa Garter, 1847

Summary

Harry Tyler was an extraordinarily skilled weaver, a master of design whose coverlets display meticulous attention to detail. Tyler changed some element of his designs almost every year. These changes required extra work, but likely encouraged repeat orders from old customers. This is the second coverlet Tyler wove for Clarissa Garter, a young Orleans County, New York farmwife.

Harry Tyler was an extraordinarily skilled weaver, a master of design whose coverlets display meticulous attention to detail. Tyler changed some element of his designs almost every year. These changes required extra work, but likely encouraged repeat orders from old customers. This is the second coverlet Tyler wove for Clarissa Garter, a young Orleans County, New York farmwife.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1847

Creators

Tyler, Harry, 1801-1858 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Butterville 

Creator Notes

Attributed to weaver Harry Tyler of Butterville, Jefferson County, New York

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.44

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: 78.375 in  (Two 39.125" panels.)

Length: 89.5 in

Inscriptions

in center bottom: E. PLURIBUS UNUM / CLARISSA GARTER. / ORLEANS CO. N.Y.1847

"History of Oakland County, Michigan," 1877

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