Coverlets, Cultural Objects

Overshot Coverlet (navy, coral)

People
Maker/Creator: Malinda Smith Thompson
Date
1870-1900
Places
Simpsons
Material/Medium

Wool, cotton

Specifications
  • Pattern: undetermined as yet
  • Colors: navy, coral, tan
  • Dimensions: 84 x 74 inches
  • Panels: three (28¬† 1/2, 28, 27¬† 1/2 inches wide)¬†beautifully matched using hand-stitching
Description

This overshot coverlet uses coral and navy wool thread to create a bold geometric pattern.

Keywords
Overshot coverlet
Bio Sketch

Malinda J. Smith Thompson (1856-1924) married the Rev. George Hampton Thompson.

Notes

This is one of two coverlets in our collection attributed to Malinda Thompson.