"Figures" Quilt

Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1979-1983

Medium:
Cotton and polyester; running stitch

Dimensions:
81 x 75 inches (205.7 x 190.5 cm)

Copyright:
Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2006-163-9

Credit Line:
The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006

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The artist's ironic sense of humor comes across in this quilt with its dancing figures wearing polyester disco jumpsuits and Afro-like hairstyles from the 1970s. As with all her appliqués she leaves the edges raw.