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Woven Overshot Coverlet

1825-1850
Origin: America, Pennsylvania (probably)
70" X 68" (177.8 cm. x 172.7 cm.)
Natural cotton with green, red, and dark blue wool
Gift of Mrs. William John Bovaird
Acc. No. 1973.609.8
This is an almost square woven coverlet in an overshot weave technique of natural cotton with green, red, and dark blue wool. It is made up of two woven panels center seamed. The geometric pattern of this coverlet is often called "Sunrise." The borders are part of an overall design sometimes called "Bonaparte's March."
The weaver is unidentified.
Label:The pulsating pattern of this geometric design remains popular today. Often called "Sunrise," many subtle variations of it are known. The borders shown here are part of an overall design sometimes called "Bonaparte's March."
Provenance:Both place of origin and approximate date of manufacture are based partly on beliefs of the donor's (Mrs. William John Bovaird to ARRFAC, August 18, 1973.)

The coverlet weaver is unidentified.
Mark(s):No marks
Inscription(s):No inscriptions