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Bars
Unknown Amish quiltmaker
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
c1890
82" x 84"
Wool
MSU Museum Accession 2007:107.18
Photo by Pearl Yee Wong, all rights reserved by MSU Museum

"Bars" is one of just a handful of designs made by the Lancaster Amish, the longest continuously occupied Amish community in America. A rare (but not unique) variation is this one where there are three-sided wide borders, most are symmetrically 4-bordered.




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