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Ladyfingers and Sunflowers quilt, or Whig's Defeat quilt
  • United States
  • Ladyfingers and Sunflowers quilt, or Whig's Defeat quilt, top circa 1860–1890, quilting early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, calico, patchwork, appliqué with pieced detail, quilting, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 77 1/4 x 76 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 196.21 x 194.31 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0045
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In the center is a finger-like design repeated nine times, done in pink and yellow calico. Bound in pink calico. Nine blocks, all appliqué. The stylized design is executed in bright pink seaweed and yellow-flecked calicoes.