Costume and Textiles
"Figures" QuiltMade in United States, North and Central America
Sarah Mary Taylor, American, 1916 - 2000
Cotton and polyester; running stitch
Currently not on view
2006-163-9The Ella King Torrey Collection of African American Quilts, 2006
LabelThe artist's ironic sense of humor comes across in this quilt with its dancing figures wearing polyester disco jumpsuits and Afro-like hairstyles from the 1970s. As with all her appliqués she leaves the edges raw.