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Quilt, Hexagon or Honeycomb pattern

Maker:
Rebecca Davis
Date:
1846
Geography:
Made in United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
95 x 85 3/8 in. (241.3 x 216.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Andrew Galbraith Carey, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.498.1
Not on view
The top of this pieced quilt is composed of hexagons of multicolored and patterned fabrics typical of the 1840s, including some rainbow prints. The hexagons are about two inches per side, except for a small six-pointed star at the center, which is made up of one-half inch- per-side hexagons. There is quilting in parallel diagonal lines in the printed fabric hexagons and in various flower and star forms in the white cotton hexagons. The quilt has a plain white woven cotton back and cotton batting.
Inscription: handwritten in ink in center of a lower righthand rosette: Rebecca Davis / 1846 / March
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