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White Hand-Woven Bedspread

Valley of Virginia white-on-white hand-woven coverlet from Rockingham County, Va. Made in two strips and sewn together as were spreads in the 18th century. Pattern is an 18th century pattern. Hand made fringe.

Object number: 1976.16.1

Dimensions: 98” L x 77 1/2” W

Estimated age 19th century.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie