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AMISH OVERSHOT COVERLET IN MULTI- DIAMONDS


 
AMISH OVERSHOT COVERLET IN MULTI- DIAMONDS
 



This type of supple| lightweight yet intricate woven coverlet is pictured in Herr's book on Amish household textiles. In red wool and natural ecru cotton| it has complex patterning of diamonds-within-diamonds|in large and small sizes| within a lattice-like diamond grid of geometric elements| all of which are echoed in the rectangular lozenge border around all four sides. There is knotted ecru wool fringe on the two sides and red at the foot. Pennsylvania origin.