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Quilt, Rose of Sharon pattern

Date:
ca. 1860
Geography:
Possibly made in Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
83 3/4 x 84 5/16 in. (212.7 x 214.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.180.127
Not on view
The top of the quilt is of a white cotton fabric printed with a thin red stripe. The appliquéd flowers are of pink and green cotton. The edge binding is of green plaid cotton. White cotton fabric with a small dark red figure is used for the backing. There are large-scale quilted flower and feather forms in some areas, as well as an overall pattern of diagonal parallel lines.
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