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Quilt, Marseilles type

Date:
ca. 1865
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton, woven
Dimensions:
100 x 93 in. (254 x 236.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Andrew Galbraith Carey, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.498.4
Not on view
This white cotton bed cover was loom woven, using a technique designed to imitate hand quilting. The central medallion is surrounded by a wide border of naturalistic roses and ferns intertwined with a Greek-key motif border. The outer border is composed of woven diamond quilling.
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