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Bedcover (Nine Patch Quilt)

A work made of cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed and roller-printed; pieced; lined with cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed; pieced; quilted.
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  • A work made of cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed and roller-printed; pieced; lined with cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed; pieced; quilted.

Date:

1800/20

Artist:

United States, New England or Mid-Atlantic

About this artwork

The delicate floral English printed cottons in this bedcover imitate popular block-printed textiles of similar design exported from India. The costly cottons used to create this design date to around 1790. Brown and black fabrics were particularly desirable during this period, as they hid staining.

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Title

Bedcover (Nine Patch Quilt)

Origin

United States

Date

1800–1820

Medium

Cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed and roller-printed; pieced; lined with cotton, various plain weaves; block-printed; pieced; quilted

Dimensions

218.3 × 215.3 cm (85 15/16 × 84 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Donald Young and Shirley Weese Young

Reference Number

2009.1011

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