Woven Overshot Coverlet 1820
ca 1820. 90 x 91. Found in Illinois, USA. This ancient piece is called Bowknot which is indicative of this era. It is indigo wool and cotton or linen and is probably home woven. There is a seam, but no fringe on any side, perhaps indicating a New York origin. The two weft sides have been stabilized with woven tape. There is geometric sashing between the bowknot patterns and along the bottom edge. Very light stains and wear. A small section near the top has two 1/2 in. stripes of weft yarn that have browned. This coverlet is in excellent condition.
-Item is pictured on a modern size queen bed.