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  • L.A. Wright Coverlet [Object]

    One of the earliest dated coverlets in the Museum’s collection was woven by Harry Tyler. Born of British parentage in Connecticut, Tyler later lived in Jefferson County, New York. In the...

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  • Native American striped blanket [Object]

    Little is known about this large woven blanket that has been identified as created by Native Americans. Traditionally blankets made by the Navajo were used as shawls, bed coverings, or...

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  • Native American striped blanket [Object]

    Little is known about this large woven blanket that has been identified as created by Native Americans. Traditionally blankets made by the Navajo were used as shawls, bed coverings, or...

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  • Spanish-American striped blanket [Object]

    All wool Spanish-American blanket with pattern of horizontal stripes, mainly blue, white, and brown. Indigo became a popular colour among weavers in the Southwest after the introduction of chemical dye...

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  • Nine Snowballs Woven Coverlet [Object]

    This popular geometric pattern is known as Nine Snowballs. The use of bright green and its complementary colour, red, lend a cheery air to the design. The wool weft has...

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  • Star Candlewick Spread [Object]

    The design and even nature of the pattern on this coverlet suggest that it may have been professionally woven. The pattern is very similar to those that were made in...

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  • Eagle Blanket [Object]

    The patriotic eagle is a popular motif in American decorative arts. This one, that shows the bird atop a cactus tree with a serpent, is said to have been found...

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  • Spanish-American woven blanket [Object]

    The Spanish brought sheep and heavily framed horizontal looms with them to America. The sheep flourished, providing plentiful wool that could be spun into yarn and then woven into blankets....

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  • Red and White Nine-Patch Coverlet [Object]

    This bright woven coverlet was made by members of the Amish community in Indiana. The wool that they used, came from sheep kept by Ada Smith, a local school teacher...

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  • Spanish-American blanket [Object]

    This traditional Spanish American blanket has been woven in two separate narrow strips. The weaver had great skill to ensure both halves were identical and that the pattern would match...

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