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Culture: American, Amish
Title: Diamond pattern quilt
Date: ca. 1920
Medium: Cotton; pieced and hand-quilted
Dimensions: 81 x 80 inches (205.7 x 203.2 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the Visitors' Contribution Fund
Object Number: 86.020
Label Text: The Diamond design is unique to the Amish in Pennsylvania. This fine example is attributed to the King family of Lancaster. Amish tend to prefer deep, saturated colors in a limited range for their quilts; the combinations are unusual and sometimes surprising. The large, open color fields of this quilt are filled with intricately patterned quilting as in other Amish Diamond quilts. Typically there is a band of colored edging around the outer border.

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