Woven Coverlet Fragment by Susan Blair
Origin: America, Southeast, Tennessee, Rockwood
Overall (H x W): 30 x 27 1/4in. (76.2 x 69.2cm)
Gift of Beatrix T. Rumford
Acc. No. 2006.609.5
This is a rectangular fragment of overshot coverlet woven of peach wool and white cotton. The design consists of small and larger squares and rectangles creating a varuatuib if a plaid pattern. The top and bottom are rolled hems, and the sides are selvedges.
Label:The pattern of this coverlet is created by floating the peach wool over the body of fabric. Though removing the peach wool would ruin the coverlet, the weave underneath would still be intact.
Provenance:Made by Susan Blair;
Collected by Elsie Bachman Clymer, 1922;
By descent to her granddaughter, Beatrix Rumford;
Given to CWF, 2006.
Mark(s):No signatures, marks, or inscriptions.