Coverlet - ROM2002_510_16

ROM2002_510_16

Coverlet

Maker: Samuel Fry (Canadian weaver in Vineland ON, 1812 - 1881); Mennonite
Medium:Wool and cotton double weave
Geography: Made in Clinton township, Lincoln county, Ontario, Canada in the Mennonite tradition
Date: c. 1840
Dimensions:
215 x 178 cm
Object number: 967.286
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C.R. Davis
Not on view
DescriptionThe double weave coverlet consists of indigo blue wool and natural cotton, with a repeating pattern of tables with stars at the corners within double circles, and tables with roses at the corners within single circles which overlap with the outer circle of the first unit. These two units alternate regularly, in addition to linear and lozenge borders down both sides and across the lower edge. There is a centre seam. The upper edge is hemmed, with remains of knotted fringe across the lower edge.
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