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  • Woven coverlet, ca. 1850
    Attributed to Mrs. Hicks
    Probably Ohio
    Wool; 85 x 73 in. (215.9 x 185.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.113)

    This coverlet was probably woven in Ohio around 1850. Only one other example decorated with this pattern of exotic and domestic animals is known, and it too was supposed to have been woven in Ohio. Ohio coverlets often blend characteristics of both New York and Pennsylvania coverlets, brought by Eastern settlers moving west. This piece has the fringe, color scheme, pattern, and corner trademark closely related to Pennsylvania coverlets, but it was woven using the same type of doublecloth technique found in New York examples. It is made completely of wool, like coverlets from the New Jersey area.

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  • Woven coverlet, ca. 1850
    Attributed to Mrs. Hicks
    Probably Ohio
    Wool; 85 x 73 in. (215.9 x 185.4 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1956 (56.113)

    Detail of coverlet. Madder red and indigo blue, wool, doublecloth.


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