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Mariner's compass quilt

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Pieced quilt with white cotton background and repeating twenty-four point mariner's compass; compass points made of printed cotton of several different designs. Pieced border of triangles of glazed floral chintz alternating with triangles of white cotton. Batting of thin layer of white cotton,...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth A. Shapleigh

American, about 1830

Object Place

United States


284.9 x 281.3 cm (112 3/16 x 110 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd printed cotton plain weave; pieced, appliquéd, and quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts