- CATEGORY: FURNISHINGS
- MEASUREMENTS: 102"L x 82"W
- DATE MADE:
Coverlet. Overshot weaving; woven in three strips, seamed and hemmed by hand. Brown and red wool weft over homespun linen.
Belonged to the family of Madison G. Whitaker, a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto. According to the original catalog card, "Overshot Weaving" was one of the foremost of the colonial weaves. Overshot weaving was most common between 1725 and 1825 (called the middle period of American Weaving) and was a lost art for many years. Generally the pattern followed a simple block design and was show in reverse on the opposite side. Reference cited: The Shuttle-Craft Book of American Hand-Weaving by Mary Meigs Atwater, pp. 47-50.
- ASSOCIATED VETERAN: Whitaker, Madison Guest
- CREDIT LINE: Bonham, Mr. and Mrs. C.W.