Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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star quilt
  • unknown Lakota maker
  • star quilt, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, patchwork, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 184 x 151 cm
    Object Length/Width: 72 7/16 x 59 7/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6964

The square quilt has a patchwork design with a large eight pointed star in the center of a pink field. The star has purple, light purple, blue-green, and light green elements. Diamonds form an octagon around the star. It has a light purple border and an off-white, undecorated backing.