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Rare Irish Linen Embroidered Patchwork Quilt/Coverlet

£395.00

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Description

Description

C 1930/1940,s rare ,large Irish patchwork made from different coloured 100% pure Irish linen. I have never come across anything like this before in all my years of collecting. Northern Ireland was one of the biggest producers and exporters of Irish linen in the world and how perfect that this quilt/coverlet is made from so many patches of pure Irish linen.
Lovely and bright and each section of linen is hand embroidered with different motifs, flowers, fruit, decorative designs to name but a few. Excellent condition for its age .
Large size 231 cm x 231 cm/ 91″ x 91″.
Some motifs look similar to the 1934 Book of Good Needlework.
Overall a lovely cheerful vintage Irish quilt with a wonderful history attached.
Great on a bed, table or simply as a document/study aid of Irish history .
More pictures coming shortly.