Coverlets, Cultural Objects
Overshot Coverlet (blue, red, white)
- Pattern: undetermined as yet
- Colors: white, dark blue, dark red
- Dimensions: 92 x 78 inches
- Panels: two (39 inches wide) seamed and hemmed by hand
- Pattern is matched between the panels
While this overshot coverlet has several worn spots, its red, blue, and white colors remain vivid.
This coverlet was discovered in the discard pile at the Angels in the Attic thrift store sorting center. It was bug-infested and soaked in some sticky substance. Catherine Pauley rescued it by fumigating it, then washing it in a commercial washer using cold water, then air-drying it for two days.