Coverlets, Cultural Objects
Pine Cone Bloom Coverlet (deep red and gray)
PeopleAssociated Person: Odessa Hylton Helms
- Pattern: Pine Cone Bloom
- Colors: deep red, gray
- Dimensions: 88 1/4 x 67 inches
- Panels: two (33 1/2 inches wide) joined and hemmed by hand
- Repairs: patches cut from additional weaving were used to cover damage from a fire
This overshot coverlet has an intricate “Pine Cone Bloom” pattern rendered in deep red and gray wool.
Scorched sections and burn marks on this coverlet indicate that not only was it nearly destroyed but that its value was such to make it worth patching and keeping. The weaver apparently anticipated there could be a need for extra yardage and wove more than enough material for two panels. The pattern was not matched for the patch (reverse of coverlet shown at left) but helps the burned spots (shown at right) blend in nicely.