Overshot coverlet made by an unidentified weaver near Edgefield, South Carolina

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This dark brown, pink, and off-white overshot coverlet was hand woven on a four-harness loom with six treadles using a single-ply z-spun undyed cotton warp and weft with supplementary single-ply z-spun wool weft dyed brown and pink. The coloured wool supplementary weft creates a striped geometric design that is mirrored on the reverse. There are three identical panels machine-stitched selvage to selvage to form the coverlet, with rolled hems on the exterior edges. There is no border pattern for the outside sections. The wool is coloured brown using an iron-tannate dye, while the pink coloured wool is coloured with an aniline dye. Date: 1860s. Record ID: nmaahc_2014.202.

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