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19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet 19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet

19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet

19th Century Double-Cloth Indigo Jacquard Pine Tree & Snow Ball Coverlet

$600.00

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This 19th century antique indigo blue and cream double-cloth jacquard coverlet textile is an absolute piece of history and truly a work of art. Jacquard pieces similar to this hang in museums like the Smithsonian and others. (See link below). This is an authentic wool jacquard textile. Woven jacquard textiles, pioneered by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in the 19th century, involve intricate patterns woven directly into the fabric fibers. These textiles were and are highly prized for their detailed designs and found use in clothing, upholstery, and decorative items due to their durability and versatility.

The deep blue fibers in this piece are from indigo-dyed wool. In the years prior to 1830, indigo blue dye was very deep and dark in color. Wool and flax were often dyed with this early indigo blue. Indigo powder was extracted from the leaves of the indigo plant, and the extract could be purchased as lumps, cakes, chips (which would require grinding before use) or as a fine powder. Indigo has been highly prized and valued around the world throughout history, and here in America, indigo cakes were even used as currency during the time of the American revolution when the dollar had no strength. 

This piece is reversible, though the back of this textile is cream and has age-worn stains, so the blue side is best for display. This piece shows its history including beautifully imperfect hand mending, tattered edges, splits and stains. All of these imperfections just add to the story of an item from the 19th century. This would be so beautiful hung on a wall in a colonial inspired home! 

 (Link to one of many similar Smithsonian pieces):

 https://www.si.edu/object/coverlet-jacquard-double-cloth-1850-1870-new-york%3Anmah_620479

Dimensions | 64.75” x 80.5” 

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