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  A FOLK ART MASTERPIECE: BERKS OR LEBANON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA QUILT WITH IMAGES OF INDIANS WITH DRAWN BOWS
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A FOLK ART MASTERPIECE:
BERKS OR LEBANON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA QUILT WITH IMAGES OF INDIANS WITH DRAWN BOWS:

This ca 1910 window pane quilt, with nine Indians holding drawn bows, is one of the best folk image quilts I have seen reach the marketplace in the past year. The fact that it transcends several categories of Americana: quilts, folk art, and Native American-related art, makes it all the more desirable and extraordinary. Take note of how the squat form of the figures closely resembles that of the hood ornaments found on late 19th century freight trains.

Only three or so Indian quilts are known in this basic design. Of these, two (both red and blue) came out of Pennsylvania German estates in the Lebanon County - Berks County region. This is believed to be one of those two.

Condition: There are no significant condition issues.
   
Primary Color: red, blue
Earliest Date: 1910
Latest Date: 1920
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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