UF28 Unique Indigo and Ecru Table Cover

Mid 19th century
apx 59 x 65 inches + 1-1/2 inch fringe on all sides
New England

When one first looks at this wonderful textile, one immediately assumes it is an overshot coverlet, as I did. However, it is not. It’s a mid 19th century knit table cover created in strips of various widths from apx 9” to 19” and then sewn together with the same ecru thread that was used to knit this masterpiece. Crowning this amazing piece and totally encircling it is a 1-1/2” handmade fringe, also of the same ecru thread. I have photographed this piece on my dining room table to show how gorgeous it is. It’s also in perfect, unused condition.