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Woven Tied Beiderwand Coverlet

1844 (dated)
Origin: America, Pennsylvania, Bucks County
W: 88" x L: 98" with fringe
Warp and weft: Cotton; Supplementary weft: Wool
Gift of Naomi and Paul Knox
Acc. No. 1999.609.3
This is a rectangular bed coverlet woven in tied beiderwand weave in red, green and blue wool yarns with natural-color cotton and fine blue binding threads. The cover is constructed from two panels that have been sewn together to form a center seam. The piece has fringe on three sides, which partially extends to the fourth side. This fringe is a separate woven piece stitched to the finished edges of the coverlet. The centerfield consists of stylized floral and star medallions. The coverlet has a rose and leaf border with corner blocks in the lower two corners. Both of these blocks have the inscription "M.K./SPRINGFI/ELD:TO./BUCKS:CO/1844."
Provenance:Purchased by donors approximately 30 years ago.
Mark(s):"M. K./SPRINGFI/ELD: TO./BUCKS:CO./1844."