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Collection Textiles-Coverlets
Catalog Number 1970.92.16
Object Name Coverlet
Date 1830 ca.
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Probably Southeastern Pennsylvania
Material Cotton, Wool
Dimensions W-87 L-89 inches
Description This double weave coverlet is comprised of two woven panels handstitched together, made using natural cotton and blue and red wool. The predominate motif is a repeated geometric cross pattern. There is a 5.50" wide diamond and geometric border on the right and left side, while the bottom has a 6.00" wide border of the same pattern. There is 5.50" long cotton and wool self-fringe on the right, left and bottom edges. At the top there is a 3/8" wide applied binding made of red cotton.
Provenance There is no information about the maker or origin of this piece, except that it comes from the Tyson family, and was likely woven by the Lydia Tyson's father. It was made for Lydia Tyson's marriage to Abraham Kulp son of Jacob M. Kulp. Passed to Abraham T. Kulp and Caroline D. Wolford. Then passed to their daughter Maggie W. Kulp married to Frank R. Slotter. It was purchased at their daughter, Caroline A. Slotter auction in Skippack
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Coverlet