Objectquilt, crazy quilt
Mediumhand pieced silk with silk embroidery
Credit LineNeusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Young
Neusteter Textile Collection at the Denver Art Museum: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Young, 1984.342
Dimensionslength: 52.5 in, 133.3500 cm; width: 59 in, 149.8600 cm
DepartmentAvenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
CollectionTextile Arts and Fashion-American
Many motifs in this quilt refer to the Orient, including a kimono-clad girl, rigid and folding fans, vases, and a decorated teapot. These images contrast with Western designs and fabrics. The little girl feeding her cat is based on a populat source -- designs of Kate Greenaway (1846-1901), the English illustrator of children's books.
- "Crazy Quilts and Other Curiosities," October 31,1998 - April 11, 1999 (DAM)
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