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This rather marvelous collection explores the world of historic coverlets via a set of photographs and related documents that tell the stories of these fascinating items of material culture. The collection was made possible as part of a collaboration between the Dorsky Museum in New York and Historic Huguenot Street. The materials here are divided into five areas, including Historical Background, Installation Photographs, Types of Coverlets, and Carpet Weaving. The Historical Background area is a great place to start, as it includes five documents that tell about the history of these unique woven bed coverings and the techniques used to create them. Moving on, visitors shouldn't miss the Types of Coverlets area, where they can learn about the various patterns and techniques used to create geometric, figured, and float work patterns. Finally, the Historical Documents area includes inventories of coverlets held by prominent persons in the Hudson Valley area during the early 19th century.
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