1880 - 1900 "Crazy-patch" Parlor Throw

Description
Thirty 10-inch blocks were carefully crafted of velvet and plush fabrics to create this crazy-patch parlor throw. All types of velvets are represented; plain, cut, embossed, striped, silk with velvet stripes, and velvet ribbon. The effect is of a three-dimensional surface. Each block is constructed on a cotton foundation and enhanced with various embroidery stitches. The throw has a cotton fiber filling. The lining is a cotton fabric, roller-printed with a floral motif. The throw is bound on all sides with a straight strip of black satin fabric.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1880-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, velvet, silk, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton. silk (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 70 in x 52 in; 178 cm x 131 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T12601
accession number
220211
catalog number
T12601
subject
Quilting
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. H. B. (Clara Babcock) Blackmar
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