Star of Bethlehem Quilt


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Although its provenance is unknown, this exquisite Star of Bethlehem quilt was likely made in the southeastern United States. Quilts with a central Star of Bethlehem motif combined with chintz-appliquéd blocks and a chintz border, as seen here, have been found in Maryland, Virginia, and North and South Carolina. The presence of paired Baltimore orioles printed on the English chintz in the four corner blocks makes Maryland a likely candidate for the place of origin.

Star of Bethlehem Quilt, Cotton, American

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