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Light/dark variation "log cabin" quilt formed with blocks made of pieced narrow strips of contrasting black and polychrome silk fabrics (float weaves, failles, satins, and velvets, likely taken from women's dresses and men's waistcoats.) The contrasting black/light silk squares form an allover...

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Mabelle Little Ingraham (b. 1898), Maine; 1972, gift of Ingraham to her daughter and son in-law, Margaret and Peter I Goldman, Newton, MA; 2010, gift of the Goldmans to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter and Margaret I. Goldman

American, 1875–1900

Place of Creation


Object Place

United States


Overall: 177.8 x 157.5 cm (70 x 62 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain and float weaves, satins, and velvets; pieced and tied. Wool twill backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts