Shaft Woven Coverlet
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton Warp and Cotton and Wool Weft. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This shaft woven coverlet is made of rust, green and yellow gold checkered pattern. It also has a cotton white warp. Alternating rust, green and yellow gold rows create a checkered pattern. The border is on three sides and is worked into the coverlet body by means of a different weaving pattern. There is a center seam. It is a point twill weave. The fringe on the sides and extension of the weft; the fringe on the bottom is an extension of the warp. The top is self-hemmed. Exhibition History: Dana Room, Steinman College Center, March 29-April 13, 1989 "Pennsylvania Treasures" Rothman Gallery, F&M, Winter 1994, 1998 Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer (American 1918-2001), an avid collector of American folk art, often crossed paths with the Duponts. The collection largely represents a narrow geographic region consisting of Pennsylvania German objects and was accumulated over four decades. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1950nulls.
72 x 92 inches
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