Cotton and wool, plain weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts (tied double cloth) and main warp and extended supplementary patterning weft cut fringe; possibly woven on loom with Jacquard attachment; two loom widths joined
Inscription (in mirror image in bottom corner blocks): JONATHAN GARBER, FREDERICK CO. MD. 1839; (in mirror image above bottom border): NO MAN CAN BETTER IT JOHN ZEE & MARGARET PICKET
270.1 × 206.4 cm (106 3/8 × 81 1/4 in.)
Warp repeat: 40.3 cm (15 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Alsdorf
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Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Coverlets from the Permanent Collection, Apr. 4–Jul. 5, 1981.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, The Woven Coverlet: An Expression of Treasured America, Mar. 1–Jul. 23, 2000.
James W. Alsdorf (died 1990), and Marilynn B. Alsdorf (born Bruder, died 2019), Chicago, IL, by 1980 [Incoming receipt RX12892 dated 12/29/1980 in curatorial file]; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1980.
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