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Cotton Striped Quilt

Date made: c.1860

Place made: Laxey

Description: A cotton patchwork quilt with alternating pink and blue stripes. The pink may have once been red, but has faded over the years. The quilt is made of a variety of gingham, striped, and floral patterned cotton dress fabrics. Each corner of the quilt has a panel of blue striped fabric.

The quilt is backed with a blue gingham cotton fabric. The patchwork is hand-quilted in a zig-zag pattern and does not contain any wadding.

The quilt is thought to date from around 1860. It originally belonged to a lady from Laxey who died in the 1940s or early 1950s aged 90 and had belonged previously to her mother who was over 90 when she died.

Measurements: overall: 196 cm x 240 cm

Materials: cotton

Object name: quilt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-7645


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