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L2010.42.19
L2010.42.19
Chieftain, about 1940
Probably Kentucky
L2010.42.19
L2010.42.19
Chieftain, about 1940
Probably Kentucky

Chieftain, about 1940
Cottons
Probably Kentucky
78 x 82 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.19

As more and more tourists visited the American Southwest by rail, Native American arts from the region began to influence popular culture--quilts included. This quilt's aptly named Chieftain pattern, published in newspapers in the 1930s, combines motifs and colors reminiscent of Native American blankets from the Southwest even though it was probably made in Kentucky.

 
 
 


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