Catalogne coverlet - ROM2008_9908_5


Catalogne coverlet

Maker: Acadian
Medium:Cotton, wool and cotton strip tabby
Geography: Made in the Bourgeois River region of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Date: c. 1880
200 x 159 cm
Object number: 970.118.13
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Burnham
Not on view
DescriptionCatalogne describes a type of bedcovering made in French Canadian settlements throughout eastern Canada. Strips of woven cloth recycled from other textiles were used as wefts. Here, the weaver has used a variety of cotton cloth strips and wool and cotton yarns combined and twisted together to create a lively, colourful blanket. This would have been made on a simple 2 shaft loom.
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