Overall: 89 1/4 x 37 1/4 x 1/4 in. ( 226.7 x 94.6 x 0.6 cm )
Overshot wool and cotton coverlet fragment (half of coverlet); plaid checkerboard pattern in blue, gold, and beige.
Gift of Elie Nadelman
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 (see "American Quilts and Coverlets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art," p