Coverlet

Date: ca. 1840–50

Geography: Made in Ohio, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Wool, woven

Dimensions: 85 x 73 in. (215.9 x 185.4 cm)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1956

Accession Number: 56.113

Description

This coverlet is woven with red and blue wool warps and red and blue wool wefts in two panels and seamed at the center. The field shows a menagerie of animals, including giraffes, leopards, monkeys, and birds. The borders have images of an alligator eating a snake alternating with a pouncing leopard. In contrast to the predominant jungle motifs, domesticated fowl are depicted on the corner blocks.

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