18th May 2019 11:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

 
Lot 2042
 

2042

Circa 1930 African American Unfinished Patchwork Coverlet, incorporating feed sacks, shirting...

Circa 1930 African American Unfinished Patchwork Coverlet, incorporating feed sacks, shirting and dress materials, in patchwork squares made up of three fabrics, foundation pieced onto raw feed sacks with industrial printing on, Atlanta Georgia, 200cm by 216cm

Provenance: Jan Hassard Heritage Collection of Quilts – Part 1


The African American community have a long history of textiles, much of which was brought over to the USA during the slave trade. As many were illiterate, they found it easier expressing themselves through crafts and images. Today they are remaking these crafts in the style of their forebears, particularly quilts.

Sold for £100
Estimated at £100 - £150


 

. Some light staining and wear overall, some pieces of patchwork coming loose.

Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 18th May 2019

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