Fancy Weaving: Lion Coverlet

Coverlet woven for Elizabeth W. Thomson, Jefferson County, NY.
Tyler Harry was active as a fancy weaver in Jefferson County, New York, from the mid 1830’s until the late 1850’s. Many coverlets are attributed to him and his family, and his work is well documented. Family tradition records that members of the Thomson family carded, spun, and dyed the wool yarns for this coverlet. By supplying the wool from their own farm to the weaver, the Thomson’s, as with many farm families, could reduce the out-of-pocket costs of the coverlet.


Bibliographic Information:

Coverlet, 1839, attributed to Tyler Harry, wool, L:86 x W: 80 in. Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Millard R. Harter, N0070.1975.