Tree of Life with Ocean Waves


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-52

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
84.83

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Finished quilt
QuiltTitleF009
Tree of Life with Ocean Waves
BrackmanF011a
3150
OverallWidthF12a
100 inches
OverallLengthF012b
103 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Pink
Brown
White
Blue
OverallColorF14b
Multicolor
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
ContInscripF020
C.P.Custis
MethodInscripF021
Embroidery
OtherMethodInscripF021a
cross stitch
LocInscripF022
other
OtherLocInscripF022a
Front of quilt below tree
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
DateFinishF023b
1810-1820

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Medallion or framed center
MedallionF031
65 1/2 x 65 1/2
NumBordersF033
1
BordDescF034
Three rows of half square triangles surround center motif. Orientation of triangles vary on each side.

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
Linen
FabricTypeF036
Chintz
FabPrintF037
Print
Solid/plain
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing
ConstrucF038b
Hand Applique
ConstrucF038g
Embroidery
UniqueF038h
Buttonhole stitch

Quilt back materials and construction

FabFiberTypesF040
Cotton
ColorBackingF040b
White
NumPiecesF042
4
WidthPiecesF042a
21, 26 3/4, 26 1/2, 25 1/2
DescBackF043
Same fabric used throughout

Quilt binding

ConstrucBindF046
Woven tape
WidthBindF047
half inch - one inch

Quilt batting

BattLoftF048a
Thin (Less than 3/16?)

Quilting description

ThrTypeF049a
cotton
ThrColorF049b
white
NumStitchedF050
7
NumStitchF051
10
DesignF052a
Grid diamond

Quilt notes and observations

FeaturesF053
See DAR 81.43 for another quilt that uses the same fabric

Quiltmaker identification

QuiltTopF054
Custis, Catherine Parker

Quilt provenance

ProvCountyF057b
Northampton County
ProvStateF057d
Virginia (VA)
ProvCountryF057f
USA

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Exhibition history of quilt

ExhibitListF067a
Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland and Virginia DAR Museum Washington, D.C. Oct. 3, 2014 – Sept. 5. 2015

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

InvenNumF075
DARMuseum_84.83[8799].jpg
ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

verify
yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
9
5
2006
CE

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