1800 - 1825 Pieced Quilt

Description
This quilt, composed of 5 ¾” squares of printed cotton set diagonally with 2 ¾” sashing and border, contains interesting cotton fabrics from the early 19th century. The green motif repeated on a dark ground appears to have been mordant-printed from a small wooden stamp, possibly of Indian origin, and dyed. The sashing is cut from yardage of copper-block-printed floral stripes, probably English. The lining is a block-printed resist-dyed fabric. The various fabric printing techniques and the woven effect of the sashing contribute to the appeal of this quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1800-1825
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 121 in x 105 in; 308 cm x 266 cm
ID Number
1988.0122.01
catalog number
1988.0122.01
accession number
1988.0122
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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