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Title John Kachel Woven Coverlet
Object Name Coverlet
Date 1840
Artist/Manufacturer/Creator John Kachel
Description Red, ecru, and blue jacquard woven coverlet. Rose and star patterns in red and blue stripes. Fringe on three sides, mostly torn off. Woven label on bottom corners reads: "M. By John Kachel / Sarah Steier / 1840."

John Kachel was a professional weaver who lived from 1809 to 1889. He worked in and near Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was most prolific as a rug maker, but he also made commissioned woven coverlets. His coverlets are labeled with his name, and the name of his commissioner - in this case, Sarah Steier.
Credit line White River Valley Museum Collection.
Catalog Number XX.0187