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Woven Tied Beiderwand Coverlet

ca. 1845
Origin: America, Ohio, Richland Co. (possibly)
80 1/2 x 78" (204.5 cm. x 198.1 cm.)
Wool and cotton
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Foster McCarl, Jr.
Acc. No. 1986.609.15
This coverlet is single-woven in tied beiderwand construction of red, dark blue, and green wools with white cotton and a light blue supplementary thread of cotton. It is center-seamed; self-fringed bottom and sides; and has a turned-over hem at top. The side borders are twining grapevines. The lower border is a repeat of a basket of three roses over a row of eight-pointed stars. The corner blocks show stylized swag and tassel shapes at top, a reserve enclosing "OHIO." in the middle, and two cornucopias at bottom. The interior consists of repeated (5 vertical x 4 horizontal) foliage wreaths enclosing sprays of four tulips and eight leaves, with repeated scrolled designs between the wreaths
Provenance:No history or ownership prior to donor's is known. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Foster McCarl, Jr., Beaver Falls, Pa.
Mark(s):"OHIO." is woven into each lower corner block.