Having a little space to sell at The Wear-House means I am constantly tempted by other seller's gorgeous stock...such as this, which I am afraid, I could not resist.
I believe the basis of the quilt dates back to the late 1700's (I could be wrong). I also believe that it had been eaten by moth and had degraded sufficiently for someone (quite a long time ago) to use the original quilt as a basis for another. Whoever, took a great deal time and trouble to overlay more fabric and quilt it with running stitches, in a diamond pattern. These two layers have been applied to hand woven linen.
I purchased this treasure, this week, with most of the top layer of fabrics missing (moth and someone has chopped an awful lot away). It doesn't look up to much, but take a closer peek...
The most sublime, faded, textural, layered, rotted, moth eaten, stitched piece of linen imaginable! I have the perfect place for it...it's going on the wall in my sitting room, so I can sit and look at it in all it's glory.
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