If the fervor over the zigzag pattern in the sold-out Missoni for Target collection has made you eager to add visual excitement to your décor, consider the zigzag in antique quilts and hooked rugs at NYC’s FISHER HERITAGE.
This dynamic pattern is always seen in our vast range of pieced quilts dating from the 1850s to the 1950s, and in geometric hooked rugs and woven textiles. Whether the quilts have just two colors or a multitude of printed cottons, the impact is brilliantly graphic, as it is in hooked rugs that combine variegated wool strips that animate their flat surfaces.
A timeless design, the zigzag will remain a desirable, collectible image a hundred years from now. Sometimes called “Streak of Lightning” for its resemblance to that natural phenomenon, it is is especially dramatic in older richly colored wool quilts.
Among the choices you can find on our site are:
ZIGZAG PIECED QUILT, late 18th-early 19th century, indigo and ivory printed linen, New York State
STREAK OF LIGHTNING PIECED QUILT, late 19th-early 20th century, various wools accented with black, PA Mennonite
ZIGZAG PIECED QUILT, c. 1910, slate and red chambray cotton, Ohio
STREAK OF LIGHTNING PIECED QUILT c. 1920, , printed cottons, Perkiomen Valley, PA
ZIGZAG PIECED QUILT, late 19th c, red-orange and tobacco wool, PA Mennonite
STREAK OF LIGHTNING PIECED QUILT, c. 1930s, sage, rose, slate cotton, PA
DIVIDED STAR ON ZIGZAG GROUND HOOKED RUG, wool on burlap, c. 1940s
CHEVRON STREAK OF LIGHTNING HOOKED RUG, wool on burlap, c. 1930s
INTERLOCKING ZIGZAGS HOOKED RUG, wool on burlap, c. 1890s
ZIGZAG HOOKED RUG, multicolor wools on burlap with multiple borders, c. 1930s
STAIR STEPS ZIGZAG HOOKED RUG, wool on burlap, c. 1940s