Thursday, March 4, 2010

Antique Lone Star, brown

This quilt was purchased in Miami 25 years ago from an antique dealer. It is from New Hampshire, turn of last century. It is a good example of overdyed fabric where certain parts decayed before others. This quilt is not in good shape. You can see in the close-ups, the fabric and colors that are gone, especially in the pink fabric where the flowers or polkadots have decayed and are just holes now while the rest of the fabric is intact. The backing fabric is crisp. I have enjoyed this quilt hanging on the wall in my office when I was the school counselor at the Miccosukee Indian Reservation in the Everglades outside of Miami, Florida.

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