Wool quilt with zig zag diagonal stripes

Created by
wool, cotton flannel, and yarn
H x W x D: 81 1/2 × 70 1/4 × 1/4 in. (207 × 178.4 × 0.6 cm)
Place made
Pickens County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
20th century
Tied quilt made from rectangular blocks of wool fabrics in brown, light grey, dark grey, blue, tan, black, and dark brown. The colors are arranged to create a zig zag diagonal stripe design. The quilt is backed with light blue cotton flannel. The top and bottom are tied together with red yarn. There is no batting and the top and back are turned under on the edges and seamed with no binding. A strip of muslin is sewn along one edge of the back for hanging.
African American
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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