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Crazy quilt made of silk and cotton textiles woven in a variety of techniques including plain weave, twill, satin, and velvet; pieced, appliqued, machine patterned, painted, and embroidered with silk floss and beads; pieces cut in all shapes, sizes and colors, (one patch printed July 4, 1884),...

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Said to have been made by Rowena and Sarah Bowen who were daughters of Stephen (1795-1829); Passed down paternal line of the donor-- from wife of maker's brother, Stephen Bowen (1829-1888), Georgia Anna Richmond Bowen (1829-1898), to her son, Stephen Bowen (1869-1954), to donor

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Atherton Loring

American, about 1884

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States


192.2 x 173.3 cm (75 11/16 x 68 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk and cotton textiles; pieced, embroidered, appliquéd and painted


Textiles and Fashion Arts