Wool quilt with zigzag block design

Created by
Unidentified
Medium
wool, cotton flannel, and yarn
Dimensions
H x W x D: 87 × 69 1/2 × 1/8 in. (221 × 176.5 × 0.3 cm)
Type
quilts
Place collected
Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1910
Description
Pieced quilt made from wool clothing fabrics in muted tones of mostly gray and blue. The colors are arranged to create a stepped diagonal design, with an overall zigzag effect. The quilt is backed with red cotton flannel that is turned to the front around the edges to create the binding. The corners are slightly rounded. The top and back are tied with red and cream yarn.
Topic
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
2013.215.16
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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