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A Checklist of American Coverlet Weavers

Heisey, John W., Compiler; Andrews, Gail C. And Donald R. Walters, Eds. And Expanded By

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ISBN 10: 0879350482 / ISBN 13: 9780879350482
Published by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, WIlliansburg, Virginia, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Compiled for the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, this valuable reference work lists alphabetically professional weavers working in America during the second and third quarters of the 19th century. Illustrated in b&w with a few color plates of these extraordinary coverlets. Includes documented trademarks, glossary, bibliography, geographical index. 149p. Clean, solid copy. Bookseller Inventory # 013551

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Title: A Checklist of American Coverlet Weavers

Publisher: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, WIlliansburg, Virginia

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Compiled for the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, this checklist of American Coverlet Weavers, which addresses only the weavers of figured (jacquard) coverlets) is an indispensable reference in the library of any collector of American woven coverlets. Coverlets woven by professional weavers between 1825 and 1875 provide an intriguing visual record of the interplay of folk motifs, such as animals, birds, flowers, sunbursts, to name a few. The artistry varies according to each maker's feeling for design, color and scale. These coverlets and the professionals who wove them are the subjects of this book.

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