Crochet coverlet by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

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Identifier

2021.008

Title

Crochet coverlet by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

Creator

Martinez, Maria Antonia Ludovici

Date

ca. 1915-1979

Format

ca. 2 m x 2 m

Description

A coverlet made of motifs known as Venetian Squares made by my grandmother.  I don't know her pattern source, but the pattern is known to be published in: Venetian Crochet: Patterns For 1915 Motif, Collar and Lace Edging, Needlecraft Publishing Co., Published 1915, and Figure 36 in the same publisher’s Handbook of Crochet No. 2, available in PDF form from the Antique Pattern Library.  It was also published earlier, in 1900, in Sophie Tatum LaCroix's Old and New Designs in Crochet Work as motif no. 201 on page 6, available in the Internet Archive, where it says, "This design originated in Bohemia."  I don't know if my grandmother considered the coverlet finished--there is no added edging around the borders.  I inherited this after her death in a box with other crochet projects of hers, and I don't know if it was ever used before I received it.

Provenance

Contributed by Heather Hernandez.

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