Patchwork Quilt

This mohair patchwork coverlet was likely used as a bed covering during the late 19th century. Made in present day Kayseri, Turkey the donor’s ancestors emigrated to Oklahoma from Armenia. The design of the patchwork quilt resembles silk wrappers from Topkapi which were used to package royal garments. The top side of the blanket is made from fragments of a fuzzy, furry mohair fabric while the backside is a screen-printed toile pattern featuring trains, hot air balloons, and other idyllic scenes.
Late 19th Century
Collection ID:
CCTC #: 2012.16.01
Gift of Martin Hatch and Carol Hatch Roberts