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Bedspread

1960.62 (RS269376)

Description

T-shaped, cotton; additional weft threads give ribbed texture; plucked or tufted candlewicking designs created on ribbed wefts. Central rectangular block with sawtooth border surrounded by field of eight-point stars and row of pine trees. Wide band of diamonds; spot floral motifs within. Applied drawnwork border; fringe along sides and bottom.

Details

Maker
Prescott, Hannah (Maker)
Date
ca. 1828
Inscriptions
Candlewicking at center: Hannah/Prescott of/Sanbornton/This/Counterpane/Was Woven/ October/1828
Location of origin
Sanbornton, NH, USA, (?)
Material
candlewicking (embroidering)
cotton (textile)
drawn thread work
fringe
hand weaving
whitework
Object type
Bedding
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
BEDSPREAD
Candlewicked
candlewicking (embroidering)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
counterpanes
drawn thread work
Drawnwork
Floral
floral patterns
Fringe
fringe
Geometric
geometric patterns
hand weaving
Star
stars
whitework
Whitework
Woven
Dimensions
93 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1960.62
GUSN
9976
Reference Notes
Weissman & Lavitt. Labors of Love. [No Publisher].

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