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Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

A work made of silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches.
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  • A work made of silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches.

Date:

c. 1884

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1879–1889

Medium

Silk, satin, twill, and plain weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts, some self-patterned by main warps and ground wefts; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in bullion, satin, split and stem stitches; couching; some warp dyed; silk and silk and cotton, plain and satin weaves with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid and cut voided velvets; and wool, twill weave; embroidered in herringbone, satin and stem stitches; pieced; padded; backed with cotton, plain weave and embroidered with silk in cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, knot, satin and split stitches

Dimensions

45.6 × 44 cm (18 × 17 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Donathen

Reference Number

1960.142

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