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Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

A work made of pieced square
silk: tabby, warp-faced tabby, damask, satin, velvet, voided velvet, satin weave with extra pattern wefts, and hand painted ornament, & moiré treatment. backed with cotton after piecing. embroidered thru 2 layers.
embroidered in 2-ply silk twist, silk floss, silk chenille
stitches: herringbone, feather, knot, buttonhole, stem, line, cross, variations of these, raised basket stitch.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pieced square
silk: tabby, warp-faced tabby, damask, satin, velvet, voided velvet, satin weave with extra pattern wefts, and hand painted ornament, & moiré treatment. backed with cotton after piecing. embroidered thru 2 layers.
embroidered in 2-ply silk twist, silk floss, silk chenille
stitches: herringbone, feather, knot, buttonhole, stem, line, cross, variations of these, raised basket stitch.

Date:

1884

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

Status

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Department

Textiles

Title

Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1884

Medium

Pieced Square Silk: Tabby, warp-faced tabby, damask, satin, velvet, voided velvet, satin weave with extra pattern wefts, and hand painted ornament, & moiré treatment. Backed with cotton after piecing. Embroidered thru 2 layers. Embroidered in 2-ply silk twist, silk floss, silk chenille Stitches: Herringbone, feather, knot, buttonhole, stem, line, cross, variations of these, raised basket stitch

Inscriptions

Inscription: 1884

Dimensions

17 1/2 in. square

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Donathen

Reference Number

1960.141

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