Antique 19th Century Hand-woven Overshot Coverlet Nova Scotia Canada Rare Museum-quality. A beautiful coverlet found in the Lunenburg area of Nova Scotia. Woven in two pieces, as can be seen in the second photo of the back. Very clean with minor repairs as shown. Woven with brown wool and natural-white cotton thread.Note: the colour is even across the coverlet. It appears lighter on the left side/darker on the right, due to being nearer the window on the left side.
Size is approximately 58" X 74". Examples like this rarely come to market. See the last photo for a similar example from Dorothy Burnham's definitive 1972 publication: Keep Me Warm One Night: Early Handweaving in Eastern Canada. The ROM is holding a conference on Canadian textiles this Fall based on Burnham's work.
An International Conference at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. November 10 - 12, 2017. During Canadas 2017 Sesquicentennial celebrations, the Royal Ontario Museum will host an international conference to explore the material culture of textiles through the work and legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham was in the vanguard of the generation of early 20.
Century curators who made textiles and costume a field of valid scholarly research by finding out how and why objects are made in particular ways, what they meant when produced and what they mean to us today. The item "Antique 19th Century Handwoven Overshot Coverlet Nova Scotia Rare Museum Quality" is in sale since Thursday, June 1, 2017.This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Bed & Bath Linens\Bedspreads & Coverlets". The seller is "innod" and is located in Toronto, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.