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The Deborah Harding Redwork Collection


"Good Night" Coverlet
Unknown maker
Provenance unknown
c1905
39” x 60”
MSUM #2001:160.6
Photo by Hossein Montazaran, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

The redwork designs include birds, horses, cow, flowers, roosters, camels, elk, church, cat, children, teapot. Some of the images are repeated. One of the camel blocks is not stitched entirely.

The elk design may signify the fraternal order of the elks. The rooster may symbolize Democrats. The rooster was used as a Democratic symbol in the 1880's-90's. The designs are stamped linens.

Harding found the quilt in Pennsylvania.


 


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