Coverlet Woven by David D. Haring for Margaret Ann Cole, 1833

Summary

Weavers made coverlets to order, offering their clients a choice of patterns and colors. When Margaret Ann Cole ordered this coverlet, she didn't have to travel very far. Its weaver, David D. Haring, lived nearby. The rooster design is a popular symbol in the Dutch-influenced folk art of Bergen County, New Jersey, where this coverlet was woven.

Weavers made coverlets to order, offering their clients a choice of patterns and colors. When Margaret Ann Cole ordered this coverlet, she didn't have to travel very far. Its weaver, David D. Haring, lived nearby. The rooster design is a popular symbol in the Dutch-influenced folk art of Bergen County, New Jersey, where this coverlet was woven.

Artifact

Coverlet

Date Made

1833

Subject Date

14 December 1833

Creators

Haring, David D., 1800-1889 

Place of Creation

United States, New Jersey, Old Tappan 

Creator Notes

Woven by David D. Haring of Old Tappan, Bergen County, New Jersey.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2007.72.84

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
Red

Dimensions

Width: 70.625 in  (Two 35.25" panels, joined.)

Length: 88 in

Inscriptions

in bottom border: MARGARET / ANN + COLE. / DEC 14, 1833 in corner block, in parenthesis: David D Haring

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