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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boutis - Vanne 19th C

Vanne boutis, this style of boutis was frequently made for a marriage and is intended to lay on top of a bed.  To my very great pleasure, this one is now living at my house !

Each corner has the same basket depicted

There are wonderful garlands with flowers along each side

Here you can see the oval borders with channels stuffed

The central oval motif with straight channel filling

Recently I acquired a boutis which has been on my wish-list for a long time:  a vanne size approx. 143 cm x 161 cm, with my favorite kind of motifs and style.  I would date this about mid 19th Century, but it may be a little earlier than that.  It is cotton, the cotton on the back is a slightly looser weave, and you can see some remaining "holes" from passing the cotton yarn stuffing.   The straight edge is finished with a hem, and it is in excellent condition.  I still need to spend more time studying this quilt, but for now, here are some pictures.  The overall design is symmetrical, with each corner motif repeated 4 times, oval garlands surrounding oval borders.


Donna in SW PA said...

Congrats!!!It's Beautiful!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

ein echtes Prachtstück !
Liebe Grüße

Miriam said...

Wow! Stunning!
It is wonderful that has been kept in such beautiful condition for so long.

Jubama said...

magnifique !!!

Lou said...

Sublime tout simplement !!! fais quand même attention aux chats ;)

hiromi said...

Very beautiful! It is amazing that it has been kept for more than 1 century in such a perfect condition!

Every Stitch said...

That is so beautiful! - thanks for sharing.
Every Stitch

Janet said...

It truly is beautiful. Can't wait to see it in person!

Karen said...

OMG are you lucky to have this living at your house. So beautiful. Such work.

Marie du Gard said...

Bravo ! ton boutis est magnifique.
Bonne continuation. Bises

Unknown said...

Très belle acquisition et tu es très gentille de nous en faire profiter

Joyful said...

It's a spectacular quilt. I love the boutis quilts though I don't know a lot about them.