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.
Purchased from 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. 137).
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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