Mosaic/Hexagon quilt

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1840-1865

GUSN

GUSN-10228

Description

Comprised of pieced, interlocking hexagons divided equally in thirds with one side black creating "Tumbling Block" pattern. Applied commercially made purple silk border; fringe.

Details

Descriptive Terms

quilts
brocade (textile)
cotton (textile)
fringe
stitching
linen (material)
piecing
satin
silk (textile)
geometric patterns
hexagons
mosaics (visual works)
checker pattern
stripes
Silk
Linen
Cotton
Satin
Brocade
Pieced
Hand Stitched
Woven Check
Stripe
Fringe
Mosaic
Hexagon
Tumbling Blocks
QUILT

Inscription

Ink on label at top fringed border: Made by/Harriet Pitts Pierce in 1845/Now - Mrs. Andren Gracy Weeks/1897 [half label missing]

Pattern

Mosaic

Maker

Pierce, Harriet Pitts (Maker)

Dimensions

64 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Harriet A. Frothingham

Accession Number

1942.733