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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)

Place

United States (Object made in)

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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