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Pineapple quilt gifted to Lucy Hardiman Roundtree from Lydia Hardiman

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Created by
Hardiman, Lydia, American
Owned by
Hardiman Roundtree, Lucy, American
Church, Josephine, American
Medium
cotton cloth, cotton batting, and cotton thread
Dimensions
H x W x D: 72 × 58 7/8 × 1/8 in. (182.9 × 149.5 × 0.3 cm)
Type
quilts
Place used
Lyles Station, Gibson County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
1885
Description
An appliqued red and green wedding quilted bedcover made by Lydia Hardiman for her daughter Lucy Hardiman Roundtree. Four (4) repeating blocks depicting stylized pineapple fruits in red striped and solid green cotton on a white ground are separated by green sashing with red squares in the corners. The sashing also appears on two exterior edges of the top. The pineapple design consists of a leafy stem with three (3) large fruits extending from the stem. The blocks are not oriented in the same direction. The blocks are hand appliqued and hand pieced with white cotton thread. There is cotton batting between the top and the plain white cotton backing. The layers are hand quilted with white cotton thread that traces the appliqued fruit pattern and is sewn in a diagonally-oriented grid in the negative spaces. The edges of the quilt are turned and hand stitched to the back.
Topic
African American
Communities
Domestic life
Families
Rural life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Lyles Station Historic Preservation Corporation
Object number
2012.155.10
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Exhibition
Power of Place
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 051
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture