Shaft Woven Coverlet
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton Warp & Cotton Weft. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This Shaft-woven coverlet is made in an overshot weave checker board pattern. It has three colors of wool, blue, dark blue, and wine, plus a cream colored twine. Medium blue is used as a square color while small squares of wine and dark blue form other squares. Alternating with the colored squares is a cream cotton, twine square. The warp is all cotton. There is a center seam. The fringe on three sides is made separately and hand attached. The top band is a new binding that is sewn on by machine. The condition is worn. There is patch work on it in several places, mainly in the upper area. There is one hole, about the size of a quarter. There is white plaster-like substance near the bottom. Exhibition History: 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.
75 x 94 inches
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