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An Amish Contained Bars quilt

1920-1930, Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania
Wool and cotton with alternating green and lavender bars, contained in a red inner border and blue outer border with a navy binding edge, hand quilted in crosshatching, and winding roses with backing in a printed blue rayon
84" H x 79" W

  • Provenance: Sale, The Blue Quail: 18th & 19th Century Country Americana, April 2, 1989
    The Collection of Cindy Tietze-Hodosh and Stuart Hodosh
  • Literature: Donald B. Kraybill et al., A Quiet Spirit: Amish Quilts from the Collection of Cindy Tietze & Stuart Hodosh, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1996, pg. 132-133, exhibited
  • Notes: "In one essay 'An Amish Meeting,' Gibbons reported, 'The women whom I have sometimes seen with a bright-purple apron, and orange neckerchief, or some other striking bit of color, were now more soberly arrayed in plain white caps without ruffle or a border, and white neckerchiefs, though occasionally a cap or neckerchief was black.' She describes the striking and vibrant colors we associate with classic Lancaster Amish quilts; [as seen in the present example] A truly ravishing creation and as close as one can get in proportion and color harmony to a balanced perfection." (Holstein, "The Aesthetics of Amish Quilts," 87)
  • Condition: Overall good condition with scattered staining to one corner 1.25" x 2.5" and to opposite side scattered smaller stains, largest 1". Backside with scattered staining and fold discoloration. Velcro tacking edge to one side.

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