FANCY WEAVE COVERLET, 1843
Weaver Abram Allen, an Irish immigrant, lived in several locations in central Ohio: nowhere near Verlinda Mary King. Several other weavers in Pennsylvania and Ohio also used this “Bird of Paradise” design. Coverlet designs could be mixed and matched by weavers in widely disparate areas, as they were commercially produced for use by local weavers.
Abram Allen (1796-after 1860), Ohio
Cotton and wool
81” x 89”
Gift of Mrs. Philip K. Russell, 96.93