Botanical Quilts on Exhibit at Charleston Museum through April 22, 2012


Botanical Quilts are  on exhibit at the  Charleston Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, through April 22, 2012.
Historic Textiles Gallery

Charleston has a long and venerable quilt making history. Broderie perse or chintz appliqué, consists of floral and botanical printed fabrics imported from India, England and Europe. The quilt was made by cutting up these luxurious textiles and then reapplying the motifs to a larger fabric, carefully stitching around each element. Quiltmakers could create a stunning tree of life, a graceful floral basket or an album quilt of many different designs. Botanical Quilts examines the many different botanically-inspired quilts that graced the beds of Lowcountry residents throughout the 19th century.

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HT-0585The photos are the Museum’s.

See more photos of the quilts at: http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/mobile/textilesgallery.html#page1

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