Bedcover (Crazy Quilt)

A work made of silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill, satin and satin damask weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut voided velvet, and uncut voided velvet; some painted or warp painted (chiné); some "watered" (moiré); appliquéd with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in buttonhole, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, satin, stem and straight stitches; edged with silk, 2:1 twill weave; backed by cotton, 2:1 twill weave.
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  • A work made of silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill, satin and satin damask weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut voided velvet, and uncut voided velvet; some painted or warp painted (chiné); some "watered" (moiré); appliquéd with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in buttonhole, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, satin, stem and straight stitches; edged with silk, 2:1 twill weave; backed by cotton, 2:1 twill weave.

Date:

1885

Artist:

United States

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Title

Bedcover (Crazy Quilt)

Origin

United States

Date

1885

Medium

Silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill, satin and satin damask weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut voided velvet, and uncut voided velvet; some painted or warp painted (chiné); some "watered" (moiré); appliquéd with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk and silk chenille yarns in buttonhole, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, satin, stem and straight stitches; edged with silk, 2:1 twill weave; backed by cotton, 2:1 twill weave

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Inscription: S A O

Dimensions

175.4 x 159.7 cm (69 x 62 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Kent Glow

Reference Number

1946.81

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