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A large sunburst is positioned in the center of the coverlet on a lush field surrounded by a series of geometric and floral borders. All four sides have a wide floral border. Red, blue, green and undyed yarns were used. A jacquard attachment. The weaver of this coverlet descended from a family of weavers active in Germany since the early 1600s. He came to the United States in 1860 and settled in Illinois. He wove coverlets to sell for extra cash and as wedding presents for friends. He probably continued weaving coverlets long after they went out of fashion elsewhere. None of his coverlets are "signed" or dated. How we learn about communities; American communities in history; Westward Expansion 16 History; 18 Social Systems; 25-27 Fine Arts
|Hohulin, Gottlieb, 1834-1915|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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