Weaving Pattern:
Double Chariot Wheel

Double Chariot Wheel weaving pattern
Double Chariot Wheel weaving example

The pattern depicted in this black and white photograph is named Double Chariot Wheel. The back of this photograph is marked: "32 is Chariot Wheel." Double Chariot Wheel describes the motifs that make up the design of doubled wheels alternating with a Table, which is a large square or rectangle motif in a pattern. Coverlet pattern names were never standardized, thus a variation in pattern name is quite common from state to state and region to region. Frances Goodrich, founder of Allanstand Cottage Industries, collected this photograph. Goodrich's work reviving traditional weaving in the mountains of western North Carolina during the late 1890s and early 1900s led her to collect weaving patterns much in the same way that others of that era were collecting mountain songs. Goodrich kept extensive records of the weave patterns and variations that she came across in her travels. Her research may have provided background for or influenced what was woven and sold through her Allanstand Cottage Industries.

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