1880 - 1900 Wool Pieced Comforter

Description
Ninety 8-inch blocks were machine sewn to make this colorful wool quilt or comforter. It is tied at the centers and corners and has a satin-weave blue cotton lining. A variety of striped, plaid, and solid-colored wool fabrics, both plain- and twill-woven, provide the kaleidoscopic effect on this late 19th century example of a utilitarian quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1880-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, wool (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 79 in x 67 in; 201 cm x 170 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T15237
catalog number
T15237
accession number
291105
subject
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
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 Lt. Col. and Mrs. H. L. Jennerson

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