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Loretta Pettway of Gee's Bend Roman Stripes Rug

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  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
  • Loretta Pettway of Gees Bend Roman Stripes Rug
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Bring the whimsy and vibrant imagination of the Gee's Bend quilters into your home with our exclusive hand-loomed cotton rug based on the c. 1970 Roman Stripes quilt by Loretta Pettway of Gee's Bend, part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection. 

Throughout this time, and up until the present, the settlement's unique patchwork quilting tradition that began in the 19th century has endured. Hailed by the New York Times as “some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced,” Gee’s Bend quilts constitute a crucial chapter in the history of American art and today are in the permanent collections of over 20 leading art museums.

In her youth, Loretta Pettway had many Pettway quiltmaking mentors—including Missouri, Louella, Qunnie, grandmother Prissy, and stepmother Plummer T.—but she has kept to herself artistically throughout her adult life. Her earliest surviving quilts are made of everyday clothing, especially men's work clothes"

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art exclusive design
  • Available in 3' x 5' and 4' x 6'
  • 100% cotton
  • Ethically Hand-loomed and Good Weave certified in India
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