“American Crazy Quilt” from 1906 we acquired. It literally has history woven into the fabric of this extraordinary piece. Quilt Artists were infamous for telling the story of their families within the textiles they designed. The pieces are all hand-stitched and embroidered together. American quilting dates back to colonial times, but the crazy quilts started in the Victorian Era, influenced by Asian art, which was asymmetrical in nature. Elaborate appliquéd quilts were considered so difficult an accomplishment, that only they were considered a masterpiece quilt and became coveted art forms.
W 74 in. x D 96 in.
W 187.96 cm x D 243.84 cm