Overshot coverlet - ROM2008_9908_9


Overshot coverlet

Maker: Probably woven by Hester Abercrombie (née Young) or Rosanna Young
Medium:Cotton and wool supplementary weft-patterned tabby
Geography: Cherry Valley, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada
Date: c. 1840
215 x 163 cm
Object number: 966.273
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. T.H. Taylor
Not on view
DescriptionThis stunning coverlet features patterning yarns in four colours against a natural white cotton ground. It is probably the work of Hester or Rosanna Young, sisters who wove near Picton, Ontario in the 1840s. The donor of the coverlet was related to the weavers.
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