BTG83 Broderie Perse Fragment
33 x 35
New England

What an opportunity to acquire a very early center medallion from a Broderie Perse quilt!

This piece is the center of an actual Broderie Perse quilt created between 1780-1810. The Broderie Perse technique was developed for the Anglo-American quilter during the late 18th century. Fabric for the design came from India where some of the best fabrics in the world were woven, designed and printed. From a printed fabric quilters would cut out various ententies..animals, birds, flowers, etc. then applique these onto the body of the quilt. These pieces are sometimes stuffed and as on this very sophiticated piece painstakingly embellished around each piece.

This Center Medallion contains a large center block of an early block print taupe floral glazed chintz set on point. This block is surrounded by chintz birds and butterflies meticulously cut out and appliqued onto off-white homespun linen.

The hand appliqué stitching is phenomenally dense, and the entire piece has been hand quilted in chevrons set 1 inch apart. The same chintz used in the center block was used for the 1/4 inch separately applied binding, and the backing is the same off-white homespun linen as was used on the front. This Center Medallion of a Broderie Perse quilt is as I found it.

What a find in a perfect size for wall art! A true collectors piece and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your in-home approval.