Tuesday, April 20, 2010
19th C. Folk Art - Chicago 3
Narrative wise, there isn't much I can add to this one. The descriptive sign read: "19th Century Folk Art by Maker Unknown. Hand pieced and appliqued using a huge variety of natural dyed fabrics." There's a tragedy. The maker has disappeared to obscurity and the gorgeous fabrics are simply called 'natural dyed.' This one was at the back of the exhibit as if to say, "you thought we were winding down?" I have been a lover of the American style of patchwork for many, many years. I would say this beauty is English all the way. I will do my best to keep my editorial comments to a minimum and allow you to scroll through the detail pics.
Oh yes, squeezed that American patchwork touch into the corners. And then draw in the hexie lovers! (see below)
Here's a detail of one of the baskets. They had embroidery over the fabric. Some have deteriorated. Looking at that flower, can you resist saying, "loves me, loves me not..."?