"Roman Stripes" variation (local name: "Crazy Quilt")

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
c. 1967
Cotton twill, denim, cotton/polyester blend, synthetic knit (pants materials)
89 x 68 inches
Collection of
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco museum purchase American Art Trust Fund and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

This "crazy quilt" is made from old work pants, which Pettway cut into strips arranged in a rhythmic series of bars, resulting in an undulating basket-weave effect. —Lauren Palmor