Medallion Bedcover

Medallion Bedcover

19th Century
Country
England
bed cover, quilt
hand pieced and appliquéd cotton, silk embroidery; hand quilted
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Amy Stearns Goodell
1991.801
. Medallion Bedcover. 19th Century. hand pieced and appliquéd cotton, silk embroidery; hand quilted. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Amy Stearns Goodell. 1991.801.
Dimensions
height: 93 in, 236.2200 cm; width: 104 in, 264.1600 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-European
A multitude of printed cottons are transformed into this whimsical composition of flowers, plants, and ordinary and exotic creatures. Small vases improbably hold towering floral arrangements, while other bouquets are tied with a bow knot. The embroiderer “paints” with fabric, ingeniously matching the pattern of a textile to its placement in each motif. Several of the printed cotton designs, such as the undulating flowering vine or floral patterns against red ground, are English adaptations of Indian textiles.
Exhibition History
  • "Inspiration and Imagination: Cross-Cultural Influences in the Textile Arts," May 16 - October 18, 1998 (DAM)