Chintz Applique Quilt

Title:
Chintz Applique Quilt
Date:
1850
Description:
The quilt depicts the Tree of Life pattern in chintz applique on white cotton. At the base of the tree are appliqued scenes portraying pagodas, a male figure blowing a horn, another male figure chopping wood, and a lady carrying a basket of fruit. Peacocks and other birds of varying sizes are perched on the branches. Floral motifs and butterflies are throughout the quilt. The quilt is bordered with roses, forget-me-nots, buds, and leaves mitered at the corners. The whole quilt is bound by twill tape. The quilting inside the border is of interlocking 1 1/2" circles, while the quilting on the border is diagonal straight lines about 3/4" apart. The backing is made of three strips. The front fabric behind the applique is composed of two 30" strips and one 18 1/4" strip. Includes detail Objects of Tree of Life and border.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Quilt Collection
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Objects
Topical Subject:
Chintz, Applique, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
Shelving Locator:
1987.34.1
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Photographed using a Nikon D90 with a 50.0 mm f/1.8 lens. 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 250, sRGB.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public Domain.
Access Information:
Courtesy of The Charleston Museum. Photo by Sean Money. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.