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"Housetop Half-Log Cabin" Quilt

A work made of pieced cotton, polyester, cellulose acetate, silk, rayon and acrylic, plain weaves; some with supplementary warps some forming cut voided pile; some self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; some printed; plain weave derived float weave; twill weaves, some printed; satin weave; and machine knitting; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted with cotton threads.

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  • A work made of pieced cotton, polyester, cellulose acetate, silk, rayon and acrylic, plain weaves; some with supplementary warps some forming cut voided pile; some self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; some printed; plain weave derived float weave; twill weaves, some printed; satin weave; and machine knitting; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted with cotton threads.

Date:

c. 1975

Artist:

Jessie T. Pettway
American, born 1929
United States, Alabama, Gee’s Bend

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Jessie T. Pettway

Title

"Housetop Half-Log Cabin" Quilt

Origin

Alabama

Date

Made 1965–1985

Medium

Pieced cotton, polyester, cellulose acetate, silk, rayon and acrylic, plain weaves; some with supplementary warps some forming cut voided pile; some self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats; some printed; plain weave derived float weave; twill weaves, some printed; satin weave; and machine knitting; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted with cotton threads

Dimensions

209.1 × 214 cm (82 3/8 × 84 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Robert Allerton Endowment

Reference Number

2002.384

Extended information about this artwork

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