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Forbidden Fruit Tree quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Forbidden Fruit Tree quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 305 x 337 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 12 x 13 1/4 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0248

A thick turquoise rectangle that forms the trunk of the tree extends from the bottom to the center of the block where it branches off into a succession of green and white patterned diamonds and plain white diamonds. They fan out from the trunk towards the edges of the piece. The background is white.