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Quilt made out of fifty-six 9x12inch squares of men's suiting samples (herringbones, pin stripes, tweeds in colors ranging from brown, green, blacks, and navy blues.) Each square whipstitched at edges in blue silk thread, then joined to other squares with decorative topstitching in polychrome...

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Provenance

1998, sold by The Mercantile, Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, to Joan E. Bragen, Boston; 2011, gift of Joan E. Bragen to the MFA. (Accession date: November 16, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Joan E. Bragen

American, early 20th century

Dimensions

Length x width: 200.7 x 193 cm (79 x 76 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2000

Medium or Technique

Wool twills and plain weaves; pieced, and tied

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles