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Princess Feather with Bowknot Border quilt, or Princess Feather Star quilt
  • United States
  • Princess Feather with Bowknot Border quilt, or Princess Feather Star quilt, circa 1840–1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 91 x 92 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 231.14 x 234.95 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0922
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Design with a red star surrounded by spinning green feather-like pieces; design is repeated nine times. Festoon and bow knot border done in green and red. The fugitive red and green colors, homespun back, and quilted double feather wreath suggest a mid-19th century date for this quilt.