Raised embroidery whitework (also known as candle wicking) coverlet with a tufted basket and grape design. The family narrative states the coverlet was homespun from cotton grown on the farm of James Nicholls and Margaret Randolph Nicholls in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Whitework textiles were most prevalent in Kentucky between 1800 and the 1830s, and typically made by teenage girls. Elizabeth Randolph Nicholls Godman was aged fifteen when she made this coverlet.
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Godman, Elizabeth Randolph Nicholls , “Coverlet,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed March 27, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5837.