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Victorian crazy quilt composed of 5 1/2" blocks and approximately 5" border. Multi-colored and textured silks and velvets. Blocks decorated with fancy cross-stitch, individual pieces with feather-stitching. Backed with off-white silk with elaborate scroll and floral overshot design. Off-white silk binding. Tufted construction.
velvet (fabric weave)
Two of the borders have embroidered names of European cities.
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
56 (W) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May