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Bedcover (Crazy Quilt)

A work made of silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned by main ground or complementary ground wefts; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut and uncut solid velvet, cut and uncut voided velvet, cut solid stamped velvet and 'velours au sabre'; some printed painted or warp painted (chiné); some (moiré); one appliqué with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, stem, straight and sheaf stitch variations; some stitches interlaced; french knots; lined with silk 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave and ground weft floats.
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  • A work made of silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned by main ground or complementary ground wefts; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut and uncut solid velvet, cut and uncut voided velvet, cut solid stamped velvet and 'velours au sabre'; some printed painted or warp painted (chiné); some (moiré); one appliqué with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, stem, straight and sheaf stitch variations; some stitches interlaced; french knots; lined with silk 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave and ground weft floats.

Date:

1875/80

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Bedcover (Crazy Quilt)

Date

Made 1875–1880

Medium

Silk and cotton, pieced plain, twill and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps or wefts; some self-patterned by main ground or complementary ground wefts; some with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet, cut and uncut solid velvet, cut and uncut voided velvet, cut solid stamped velvet and 'velours au sabre'; some printed painted or warp painted (chiné); some (moiré); one appliqué with silk and cotton, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, feather, double feather, herringbone, stem, straight and sheaf stitch variations; some stitches interlaced; French knots; lined with silk 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave and ground weft floats

Dimensions

188 × 134.3 cm (74 × 52 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Kent Clow

Reference Number

1946.82

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