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Block Quilt

1926.934 (RS34321)

Description

Silk triangles; paper templates attached; multicolored. Center medallion Tree-of-Life with appliqued silk and paper birds and sheep and shepardess; pastoral scene. Unquilted; constructed with three pieces forming fitted bedspread. Birds cut out and painted; shepardess paper cut out and painted.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1820
Inscriptions
Newspaper print paper templates: [Paper templated are cut from newspapers dated 1768-1770. Some templates are letters and have hand-inked information. Newsprint is in English. Names on letter templates include Anna Norton at Boston and Samuel Norton at Hingham.]
Material
embroidering
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
stitching
textiles
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
animals
Aves (class)
bedspreads
Bird
block quilts
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
Mythical Animal
paper (fiber product)
Pastoral
pastoral
Quilt
Sheep
sheep (genus)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
textiles
tree of life (general motif)
Tree-of-Life
Unidentified Paper
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
48 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.934
Credit Line
Gift of the Heirs of Miss Martha Anna Abercrombie
GUSN
31168
Reference Notes
Brackman, B.. Clues in the Calico. [No Publisher].

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