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Object Name Coverlet
Object ID # 1990.11.1
Creator Weand, David, 1814-1879
Place of Origin Zieglerville, PA
Date 1837
Material Cotton, Wool
Dimensions W-78.75 L-96 inches
Description This jacquard coverlet is comprised of two woven panels handstitched together, made using natural cotton and red and green wool. the predominate pattern is a repeated lily, encircled floral motif and tulip design. On the right and left side there is a 8.75" wide border comprised of a tulip and floral patter, while the bottom has a 10.25" wide border of the same pattern. In each of the lower corners there is a 8.50" x 10.00" cornerstone, which both read "MADE BY DAVID WIAND ZIEGLERSVILE FOR _____ (intentionally left blank for client name) 1837." There is 3.50" long applied cotton and wool fringe attached to the right, left and bottom edges. On the lighter side, a cotton sleeve has been attached by museum staff for display purposes.

Provenance Woven by David Weand [Wiand] (1814-1879), a weaver based out of Zieglersville, Upper Frederick Township. By 1840, he had moved to Lower Salford Township and continued weaving there during the 1840s and 1850s. He was married to Hannah Stauffer Weand (1810-1881) and is buried in the Salford Mennonite Cemetery.
Source Gift of Mary Jane Lederach Hershey & Hiram Hershey
People Weand, David, 1814-1879
Collection Textiles-Coverlets