It's difficult to believe, but true, that a quilt with such electric colors is from the 19th century. It is the ultimate version of a Mennonite Trip Around the World quilt. The Joseph's Coat, or rainbow, border beautifully combines seven colors. The blue, brown and purple strips placed next to each other make an especially deep, rich outer frame. The same colors are used throughout the quilt but predominate differently because of their placement. Measurements are 82" square. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880s.
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacturecirca 1880s
- Materials and techniques
- ConditionGood. There are.several small, minor areas of color loss in the lower left corner of photo..
H 82 in. x W 82 in. x D 0.1 in.
H 208.28 cm x W 208.28 cm x D 2.54 mm
- Seller locationDarnestown, MD
- Reference numberLU91603995843
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