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Wholecloth whitework quilt

Date:
ca. 1815
Geography:
Probably made in Colchester, Connecticut, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
102 3/4 x 103 in. (261 x 261.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.180.124
Not on view
The top of this white cotton quilt is of a tightly woven white cotton. There are two layers of backing, a very coarsely woven layer and a less coarse show layer. The edge is bound with cotton twill tape. The piece is patterned with a central basket of flowers surrounded by four different ornate borders. The quilting is extremely fine; the patterned areas have been stuffed for stronger definition.
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