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Counterpane, Bolton type

This hand-loom-woven white cotton bed cover was made in one piece. The design is picked out in raised loops of heavy cotton weft threads. The heavy pattern wefts are in a 2:2 proportion to the lighter-weight main wefts. The piece has a central eight-pointed star motif, which is surrounded by various borders. It is self-fringed on all four sides.

Credit: Gift of Mrs. Courtney Brown, 1937 ...
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c. 1800-1830
Cotton, woven
256.5 x 227.3cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Permanent collection