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Pineapple quilt
  • United States
  • Pineapple quilt, 1875–1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 83 1/4 x 75 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 211.45 x 191.77 cm
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Katherine Mix
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0090

Pineapple design in green and gold in the center; heart and sunflower patterns woven in thread on green and white striped borders. Bright green and orange cotton blocks alternate with plains quilted in feather wreaths and daisies. Quilted hearts on the border indicate that this may be a wedding quilt.