Medallion

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1950s
Cotton
80 x 65 inches

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This quilt is an example of a geometric pattern reduced to its most essential forms. Pearlie Pettway Hall placed a single rectangle asymmetrically on an off-white field formed by a larger enveloping group of almost invisible rectangles. The whole forms a modified version of the Housetop, the most beloved pattern in Gee’s Bend.

This quilt is an example of a geometric pattern reduced to its most essential forms. Pearlie Pettway Hall placed a single rectangle asymmetrically on an off-white field formed by a larger enveloping group of almost invisible rectangles. The whole forms a modified version of the Housetop, the most beloved pattern in Gee’s Bend.