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Overall: 76 1/2 x 64 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 194.3 x 163.2 x 0.6 cm )
Overshot blue wool and white cotton coverlet composed of three unequal vertical sections hand-sewn together; checkerboard pattern with superimposed grid.
The "overshot" weaving technique was one commonly used in the early nineteenth century. The term refers to the long passes of supplementary wool weft that overshoot the surface of the plain weave foundation and form the geometric pattern.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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