Hotch Potch Throw

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  • Tapestry throw featuring Hotch Potch character
  • 50" x 60"
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash, tumble dry low
  • Made in USA
  • WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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Hotch Potch first appeared in 1782 as a hand-tinted print showing the jovial characters contorted (quite instructively, we might add) into the letters of the alphabet. As was typical at the time, J and U are omitted — most people used I and V instead. In London and colonial America, Hotch Potch quickly gained popularity as a way to teach children the alphabet. We've adapted this delightful Hotch Potch image from the museum collections of Colonial Williamsburg into a tapestry throw blanket. Educational and entertaining, the design also makes for a distinctive home
Children's toys of the 18th century were often intended to instruct as well as to entertain young ladies and gentlemen. The Comical Hotch-Potch of the Alphabet turn'd Posture-Master was first printed in London in 1782 by well-known publisher Carrington Bowles. An original example of the print is in the Colonial Williamsburg print collection. Following the custom of the times, the print has only 24 letters. "J" and "U" are missing as many people continued to use "I" and "V" respectively. Try bending yourself into the letters of the Alphabet.

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