Rag coverlet (catalogne) with à la planche and boutonné patterning - ROM2008_9908_6

ROM2008_9908_6

Rag coverlet (catalogne) with à la planche and boutonné patterning

Medium:Wool, cotton and jute supplementary weft-patterned tabby
Geography: L’Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec, Canada
Date: early 20th century
Dimensions:
173 x 145 cm
Object number: 971.83
Not on view
DescriptionTo create the chequerboard pattern, a weaver uses a thin board (la planche) which is inserted through the warp behind the shafts to create a special pattern shed for supplementary wefts. Boutonné also uses a supplementary weft which is pulled up in loops, either with the fingers or aided by a small hook. This shows that a great variety of self-patterned and supplementary weft-patterned weaves can be produced on a simple 2 shaft loom.
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