Coverlets: Treasure from the Loom
April 2nd – 30th, 2014
Ayr Mount presents the inaugural installment in our exciting Americana Series, Coverlets: Treasures from the Loom, where over 50 woven coverlets was on view.
The production of woven coverlets dates to Colonial times, when they quickly became essential household items. In the 19tth-century the industry grew and coverlets became increasingly popular, especially in the Northeast. Advancements in manufacturing and weaving techniques allowed for increased production and the creation of more intricately patterned coverlets over time.
Two types of coverlets – Figured and Fancy and geometric – were produced during this time, with all Figured and Fancy coverlets being produced by professional weavers who were men. They also made geometric coverlets, but women also made them for personal use in the home. These coverlets have been kindly loaned to Ayr Mount and CAHPT from private collections.
This exhibition will also highlight Ayr Mount’s permanent collection. Bring a picnic lunch, take a walk on the trails, and stop by for a tour of Ayr Mount to see this exciting new installation!
Guided tour schedule:
Wednesday – 11 AM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 11 AM & 2PM
Sunday – 2 PM
For more information on Ayr Mount’s Hours and Directions, click here.