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Object Name COVERLET
Catalog Number 0985.13.01643
Description The cloth sample is an example of homespun coverlet. The fragment consists of a piece of red, white, and blue wool and cotton, with one side hemmed.
Dimensions W-7.5 L-27 inches
Owned John Allegree
Made Allegree family and unidentified slave, Fluvanna County, Virginia
Provenance The cotton and wool used in making this piece of homespun were grown, carded, spun, and woven on the old homeplace of Mr. John Allegree, who lived near the Three Chopt Road in Fluvanna County, Virginia. The homespun "counterpane is certainly 100 years old."
People Allegree, John (tenative)
unidentified slave (tentative)
unidentified African American (tentative)
Subjects African Americans
slaves
slavery
Bedspreads
Blankets
weaving