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Quilt, Prairie Flower Pattern

Date:
ca. 1840
Geography:
Made in Virginia, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
108 1/2 x 107 1/4 in. (275.6 x 272.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Frances T. Stockwell, 1938
Accession Number:
38.115.1
Not on view
The top of the quilt is composed of sixteen blocks of finely woven white cotton, each appliquéd with flowers that have red and pink printed cotton petals and green leaves. The back is of a more coarsely woven white cotton, and the binding is of a red plaid cotton. The piece is quilted with a pattern of roundels and leaf sprays.
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