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"Figures" Quilt

Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1979-1983

Cotton and polyester; running stitch

6 feet 9 inches × 6 feet 3 inches (205.7 × 190.5 cm)

Research inconclusive. Copyright may apply.

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

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.