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Quilt (or decorative throw). Hexagon or Mosaic pattern

Maker:
Possibly Caroline Brooks Gould
Date:
ca. 1870
Geography:
Made in United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silk
Dimensions:
55 x 49 1/8 in. (139.7 x 124.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Carolyn Fiske MacGregor, 1953, in memory of her grandmother, Caroline Brooks Gould
Accession Number:
53.58.1
Not on view
Pieced of one-inch-per-side silk hexagons, this quilt is completely hand stitched. The striped, changeable silk bathing is attached to the batting with diamond quilting. The quilt is bound with a silk brocade ribbon, which is finished in a bow at one corner of the quilt's back. The small individual hexagons are grouped to form concentric radiating hexagonal forms.
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