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T-shaped; multiple panels of printed cotton; plain panel across head. Quilted in shell pattern; overlapping circle edging. Cotton printed in classical blue and white motifs arranged in columns; alternating with brown and white vine and star pattern. Edging commercial cotton tape of blue, green, yellow, brown, pink, etc.
block printing (relief printing process)
copper engraving (printing process)
alteration (process and technique)
Ink on back bottom right corner: This outside made from mother's bedsuit 1794. E.A.W. Wales
Quincy, Abigail Atkins
95 (W) (inches)
Schueser & Rufey. English and American Textiles from 1790 to the Present. [No Publisher].