coverlet

coverlet


home decoration objects


Definition:

American woven coverlets originally made during the late 18th and 19th centuries. These bed covers were loosely woven with geometric patterns created by a colored, often dark blue, supplementary wool filling on a white cotton or linen background. These coverlets often were made in the home for particular clients by itinerant professional weavers, and it was not uncommon for the client’s name and date to be woven into the cover. Modern versions of these coverlets are woven by craftspeople. Also known as overshot coverlet

Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles 8th Edition