Crazy Quilt

Crazy Quilt

c. 1876
Country
United States
quilt, crazy quilt
hand pieced silk with silk embroidery
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Young
1984.342
. Crazy Quilt. c. 1876. hand pieced silk with silk embroidery. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Young. 1984.342.
Dimensions
length: 52.5 in, 133.3500 cm; width: 59 in, 149.8600 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art 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.
Exhibition History
  • "Crazy Quilts and Other Curiosities," October 31,1998 - April 11, 1999 (DAM)

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