Antique Red Overshot Coverlet

Add a brilliant dash of color to your room with this exquisite antique overshot coverlet. Overshot weaving was popular in America during the 19th century. Coverlets with linear, geometric patterns and made of single strand, hand spun, irregular wool yarns, were most commonly found in rural southern Appalachia. Unlike a quilt, which is typically assembled from pieces of pre-existing cloth, an antique coverlet is made entirely from scratch. The labor and craftsmanship that goes into each coverlet is impressive.  

Three panels, hand-sewn together; overall size is 78" x 52"

Antique; likely 19th century

Wool and linen

 

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