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Quilt (or decorative throw), Roman Stripes pattern

Maker:
Julia Perry Brigham (1830?–1871)
Date:
ca. 1865
Geography:
Made in Wyoming County, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silk, silk velvet, and cotton
Dimensions:
61 x 52 1/2 in. (154.9 x 133.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Katharine Brigham, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.22
Not on view
The quilt top is pieced in narrow strips of patterned and plain silks and silk velvets in shades of purple, navy-blue, black, maroon, and brown. There are some lighter-colored silks in the horizontal strips. The back is of a faded pink cotton fabric, and the binding is of black velvet. The piece is unquilted; the layers are tied together at wide intervals with pink cotton thread.
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