Chintz Applique Quilt

Chintz Applique Quilt
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.
Charleston Museum Quilt Collection
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
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Topical Subject:
Chintz, Applique, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
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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.