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Fragment from Bedcover (Crazy Quilt Block)

A work made of silk and silk and cotton, plain, twill and satin weaves; some with secondary binding warps; some with supplementary pile warps forming velvets; some with supplementary patterning warps and wefts; some with brocading wefts; some self-patterned; some warp dyed or painted; some 'watered'; some appliquéd; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille in cross, double feather, feather, fly, open buttonhole, satin and stem stitches; french knots; all pieced and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, single satin and stem stitches; french knots; cotton batting; backed with cotton, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk and silk and cotton, plain, twill and satin weaves; some with secondary binding warps; some with supplementary pile warps forming velvets; some with supplementary patterning warps and wefts; some with brocading wefts; some self-patterned; some warp dyed or painted; some 'watered'; some appliquéd; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille in cross, double feather, feather, fly, open buttonhole, satin and stem stitches; french knots; all pieced and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, single satin and stem stitches; french knots; cotton batting; backed with cotton, plain weave.

Date:

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 1884

Medium

Silk and silk and cotton, plain, twill and satin weaves; some with secondary binding warps; some with supplementary pile warps forming velvets; some with supplementary patterning warps and wefts; some with brocading wefts; some self-patterned; some warp dyed or painted; some 'watered'; some appliquéd; some embroidered with silk and silk chenille in cross, double feather, feather, fly, open buttonhole, satin and stem stitches; French knots; all pieced and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, cross, double feather, feather, fly, herringbone, single satin and stem stitches; French knots; cotton batting; backed with cotton, plain weave

Inscriptions

Inscription: 1884

Dimensions

45.3 × 45.9 cm (17 7/8 × 18 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Helen Donathen

Reference Number

1960.145

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