Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wholecloth calamanco quilt

Date:
ca. 1775–90
Geography:
Possibly made in Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wool
Dimensions:
95 1/4 x 70 1/2 in. (241.9 x 179.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.26
Not on view
The top of this quilt is of a glazed indigo-blue wool, while the backing is of a more coarsely woven unglazed golden-brown wool. The edge binding and the top are both made from the same indigo-blue wool. The piece is quilted in a design of scrolls, flowers, and leaf sprays against a diagonally quilted ground.
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