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Joseph's Coat

Pieced Joseph's Coat quilt; vertical stripes in the field of light purple, brown, dark purple, green, yellow, orange and red; diagonally striped border of the same colors; double grid-on-point quilting in the center and cable pattern quilting in the border; edge bound in red cotton plain weave;...

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Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund

Pieced Quilt

Mennonite quilt

American, Pennsylvania, Mennonite, about 1880

Object Place

Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 215.9 x 207 cm (85 x 81 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pieced cotton plain weave top, printed cotton plain weave back and binding; quilted


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