1900 - 1950 Mennonite "Sawtoothed Bars" Quilt

Description
Quilted in Ohio in the first half of the twentieth century, this is a Mennonite or possibly Amish version of the “Sawtoothed Bars” pattern. It is two-toned, made of plain-woven red and green cottons. Outline quilting was done on the sawtooth triangles, and all other areas were quilted in a diagonal grid with grey-green cotton thread.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
Object Type
quilts
Date made
1900-1950
quilter
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 84 in; 215 cm x 213 cm
place made
United States: Ohio
ID Number
1985.0029.02
catalog number
1985.0029.02
accession number
1985.0029
subject
Quilting
Mennonite
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens

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