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MAMMIES APPLIQUE VINTAGE QUILT


 
MAMMIES APPLIQUE VINTAGE QUILT
   

 



An applique figure that was most likely published in a newspaper column and sold to quilt makers throughout the country, not just the south. During that era it was a trend to depict black people in stereotypical fashion in all manner of textiles and printed material. Today of course this aspect is considered politically incorrect but it does represent a period in American history before the awareness gained during the civil rights movement. Formatted in a fashion seen in other quilts of the time, with a 'cone scalloped border finished with a red edge to complement the grid..