Quilt

A work made of pieced and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton satin and plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads.

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  • A work made of pieced and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton satin and plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads.

Date:

c. 1930

Artist:

Made by Charlotte "Belle" Evans Wright (American, 1864–1941), Irma Dell Wright (American, 1889–1960) and Ralph Winslow Wright (American, 1891/2–1954?)
After works by Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866-1936), Georgiana Brown Harbeson (American 1894-1980), Winold Reiss (American, born Germany, 1886–1953), and Cyrus Edwin Dallin (American, 1861-1934)
United States, Illinois, Wenona

About this artwork

In this quilt, a mother and her children used embroidery to refashion images of Native American life and culture from popular media such as calendars and advertisements. To see examples of the objects referenced in the quilt, including a war bonnet (1038.1977), ceremonial headdress (98.2009), and painted tipi curtain (22.2003), visit the Indian Art of the Americas galleries.
Making Memories: Quilts as Souvenirs, October 20, 2017-April 1, 2018

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Artist

Belle Wright

Title

Quilt

Origin

Illinois

Date

1925–1935

Medium

Pieced and embroidered quilt; dyed and undyed cotton satin and plain weave fabrics; cotton embroidery threads

Inscriptions

Inscriptions (left to right): POCAHANTAS 1612 VIRGINIA / COMMUNING WITH THE SPIRIT / MINNEHAHA / THE WOOING / Chief Mike Little Dog / The Lovers' Knot / The Blanket / Grinding Corn / Miss Spokane / The Kachina Dolls / LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION 1804 SACAJAWEA

Dimensions

261.8 x 216 cm (103 1/8 x 85 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mrs. David W. Grainger

Reference Number

1999.510

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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