An intricate variation using the silk fancy dress materials so popular in quiltmaking in the last quarter of the 19th century. Each of the 6 triangles comprising the hexagon section is pieced using narrow varied patterned silk strips. Possible the work of a dressmaker who had access to such luxury scraps. Well orchestrated to produce a long distance graphic, as the pieced segments are framed by black that creates a strong grid. In excellent condition. Lovely lace border is complete, easily removable if the purchaser opts for a solely geometric quilt.