Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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whole cloth quilt fragment
  • United States
  • whole cloth quilt fragment, circa 1800–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, chintz, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 97 1/2 x 89 in
    Object Length/Width: 247.65 x 226.06 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0918

Chintz, tan background, floral pattern in greens, tans, and a little blue. Lined with green and white homespun. Roller-printed chintzes such as this were produced after new dyes and printing techniques made possible a wider range of colors for floral patterns. The diamond quilting design uses coarse brown thread.