CONRL2 Victorian Center Medallion silk cigar ribbon miniature Quilt
27 x 27 inches
What a wonderful piece of textile art, in perfect condition, is this
center medallion Victorian silk cigar ribbon quilt. Created in
Massachusetts, each ribbon is highlighted with the name of the cigar
manufacturer. We have Bostonia, Harvard, the Jefferson, Boston Arion,
Winthrop Pony, and many more. This little quilt will appeal to
collectors of many genre including Massachusetts memorabilia, cigar
memorabilia, Victorian silk memorabilia, and those who want a wonderful
miniature quilt as a piece of art. Silk quilts were never made to be
used; Victorian women created them as embellishments for
During the 1880s most men smoked cigars. At that time clusters of cigars came wrapped in silk ribbons highlighted with the name of the cigar factory. The primary colors of these ribbons were orange, yellow, and white. As these ribbons were in long strips they were the perfect configuration to create log cabin patterns. This little quilt is a step above for two reasons: one, it is finished with a 3 inch brown velvet border and two, it has as a focal point center medallion design. The backing is an 1870's black and white stripe/calico.
This little quilt is in perfect condition, and ready to be hung in your home or used as a decorative centerpiece for your table. I am happy to send this quilt on approval.