ANTIQUE COVERLETS > BIRDS FEEDING THEIR YOUNG, BOSTON TOWN BORDER ANTIQUE JACQUARD COVERLET
BIRDS FEEDING THEIR YOUNG, BOSTON TOWN BORDER ANTIQUE JACQUARD COVERLET
Birds (guinea hens?) feeding their young is an infrequently found and very charming jacquard pictorial coverlet. Especially desirable is this example which combines the bird motif with the graphic architectural border called Boston Town. An iconic American textile as seen in Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Williamsburg collection's CHECKLIST OF AMERICAN COVERLET WEAVERS. Skillfuly executed pictorial textile was enabled by jacquard technology introduced in early 19th century. Despite absence of any signature corner blocks, it is identifiable most likely to Ohio because of the red, indigo, white triple color scheme.