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Coverlet

Artist/Maker:
Bardin, Emily Parsons
Place Made:
Wayne County North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1830-1860
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
HOA: 100; WOA: 81;
Accession Number:
2044
Description:
Brown check woven coverlet in three sections with with hand-tied fringe on two sides.
History:
This coverlet descended in the Bardin family and was made using cotton grown at the plantation of David Bardin (1811-1875) in Wayne County, North Carolina. The 1850 census shows that Bardin owned three slaves. The cotton for the coverlet was probably woven into the brown checked pattern and stitched together by his wife, Emily (Persons) Bardin (1814-1873).
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Karl Richardson Bardin