One of the three iconic designs from the Lancaster County, PA. Amish community, their earliest settlement in the U.S.
This is an exemplary representation of that group's aesthetic--made with fine wool, in brilliant color, sewn with fine quilting in classic patterns, and with a gossamer lightweight batting.
The absence of corner blocks is a format called 'floating', that reflects the pared down, graphic composition of minimalist design that is a sought-after hallmark of early Lancaster County composition.
We have several examples of Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilts, so please ask to see others.
c. 1920-30; 82" square; wool; Excellent condition