Coverlet

Maker: David Daniel Haring (1800–1889)

Date: 1834

Geography: Made in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Cotton and wool; Doublecloth, woven on a hand-loom with a Jacquard attachment

Dimensions: 98 3/8 x 75 in. (249.9 x 190.5 cm)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Mrs. Roger F. Brunschwig Fund, 1988

Accession Number: 1988.127

Description

David Haring (1800–1889) is the best documented of the New Jersey coverlet weavers. Bergen County coverlet motifs, which are derived from a combination of traditional Dutch designs and symbols of the new American Republic, are quite distinctive, and the coverlets are always doublecloth in structure. Haring was the most prolific coverlet weaver in the area. Signed works, like this one, exist from the years 1832 to 1835. It was made in 1834 for Sarah Ann Outwater, Haring's second cousin once removed.

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