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Japanese Lantern quilt block
  • Carrie A. Hall
    1866–1955
    born: Caledonia, Wisconsin, United States ; died: North Platte, Nebraska, United States
  • Japanese Lantern quilt block, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton
  • Object Height/Width: Original size 248 x 248 mm
    Object Height/Width: Original size 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in
  • Gift of Carrie A. Hall
  • Not on display
  • 1938.0588
Description
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Each corner contains a quarter circle piece of blue/yellow/red floral fabric. In the center is Japanese lantern with a rim of red at the top and bottom. The middle of the lantern is made from red patterned diamonds in a horizontal line across the lantern. The lantern also has four yellow patterned diamonds, black/red/yellow floral patterned diamonds, and black/white patterned half-diamond pieces.