Asbury coverlet woven for Mary Ann Stires Fisher, wife of Mahlon Fisher. Coverlets were often woven in two separate parts and seamed through the middle. When taken apart for cleaning, they often got separated.
Material: Wool, indigo and natural colored cotton.
Maker: Woven by J. Davidson, Fancy Weaver of Asbury, NJ. Weaver used a Jacquard attachment that was developed in the early 19th century in France. Arge floral medallions in the field are often referred to as "Lilies of France" or "Frenchman's Fancy". The bottom border includes leaf and tree designs with the word "Liberty". J. Davidson was born in 1809 in NJ. He was weaving in Asbury, Warren County, NJ at the Ark Factory along