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Artist
Date
1890
Period
19th century
Media
Silk, velvet, silk threads, pieced appliqued, and painted
Measurements
72 x 69 inches
Classification
Subject Category
Color
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Almond S. Pieront, 1964.1309
Accession No
64.1309
Context
The largest industry in nineteenth-century Maine outside of sawmills was the production of textiles from home workshops such as weaving, piecework, and bespoke men and ladies clothing. Quilts such as this were work done by women often in the company of others during “quilting bees” to raise money or donate for a greater cause.

Featured in “Maine and American Art: Farnsworth Art Museum” with thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation and Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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