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Delectable Mountains quilt, or Sawtooth quilt
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • Delectable Mountains quilt, or Sawtooth quilt, circa 1880–1910
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 76 1/2 x 73 7/8 in
    Object Length/Width: 194.31 x 187.64 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0141
Label Text

Sawtooth patterned quilt. Red diamond in center with a white square behind it, and another red diamond behind that: all with sawtooth border. There is a red sawtooth border near the edges of the quilt. This is typical of the bold geometric designs popular during the mid-nineteenth century. Both the red and white portions are enhanced with fan quilting designs.