Jacquard Pattern Coverlet
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton warp and wool, cotton weft. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: In the lower left corner, nullMade by C. Fehr in Emmaus for ______ 1841." In lower right corner, "Made by C. Fehr. -Emmaus Pennsylvania. 1841." The Jacquard Loom was invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1801. This mechanical loom was able to manufacture more complex patterns through the use of pasteboard cards with punched holes that determined the design of the weaving. This allowed complex textiles to be woven by men without extensive training or skill. The loom reduced time, labor and costs as well as allowed the same pattern to be reused. The punch cards were the precursor to the systems used by early computers. This Jacquard Pattern Coverlet is made of deep coral and navy blue wool and cream cotton. It is in a repeated row pattern of an oak leaf and flower design. It has a similar combination design for the border on three sides. The design at the top of the coverlet ends abruptly and the fabric is very thin so it has been cut off. The fringe is woven separately and attached by hand on three sides. 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. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania.
65 x 72 inches
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