This 1940's handmade colorful coverlet is made of fine white cotton without any tears or repairs and outlined with a narrow red trim which brings attention to the main applicaid characters. There are 2 characters, a large elephant measuring 11 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches high and made in a floral pale green print and attached to the coverlet using a black blanket stitch. The clown, 12 inches high from the foot to the top of hat and 9 inches from hand to hand and made of a floral yellow cotton and the hat is made from the floral pale green cloth. It was very common in the 1940's -50's that ladies worn "house dresses" and when they became worn they would use them for making other things, ie: children's clothes or aprons etc. The hoop being held by the clown is a double row of black embroidery cotton. The entire coverlet has a double border, 6 inches from the edge surrounding the characters on the coverlet is made of a double row of red and black.of embroidery cotton. The coverlet measures 33 inches wide and 45 inches long and can also be used as a wall hanging in a babies room.
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