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Coverlet with intricate vertical bands of eight-pointed starts and diamonds - Textiles
  • Date 1830-1900
  • Place of Origin Norway
  • Creator Unknown

Coverlet woven in two narrow sections. Linen warp singles, sett ca. 48-56 epi. Same background weft with 50/50 weave. Pattern is in a two-ply wool with intricate vertical bands of eight-pointed stars and diamonds. Red wool with same pattern in navy blue on all four borders. Probably executed with long-eyed heddles for pattern. Navy loop fringe on long sides, and added red/brown fringe on short sides. Voss-style of skillbragd technique.

  • Materials Linen, wool
  • Dimensions length: 71 inches; width: 45 inches
  • Identifier / Source 1986.077.001 - Museum Purchase