1880 - 1890 Adele Paturel's Crazy-patched Parlor Throw


Adele Paturel probably made this example of crazy patchwork not only to show her skills in needlework but also to serve as an album of special occasions. Among the many patches with motifs of the era (flowers, animals, spiderwebs, etc.) are several printed silk ribbons commemorating California events and organizations, some dated 1887 and 1888.

Adele Paturel was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1865. She was brought to California as an infant and lived there until her death in 1954. She married Emile Soher (1863-1910) in 1895. He was a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and several ribbons included on Adele’s parlor throw are from that organization.

Date Made: 1880-1890

Maker: Soher, Adele Paturel

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: Gift of the Misses Lorraine J. and Norma O. Soher.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16996Accession Number: 310786Catalog Number: T16996

Object Name: quilt

Physical Description: fabric, silk, satin, velvet, plush, ribbon (overall material)thread, silk, cotton, chenille, metallic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 70 in x 71 in; 177 cm x 181 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c764-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556533

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