Quilt No.1014SG - Sam Genovese

Sam Genovese
Owner: 
Sam Genovese
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Angela Genovese
Made in
ITALY Sicily
Date: 
1901 - 1920
Description: 
Wholecloth quilt, bright crimson cotton. Hand quilting is in thick cotton with a medallion design in the centre, vases of flowers in each corner, and some cross hatching. Padding is thick flock, possibly compacted fabrics, and backing is yellow cotton. 2250 x 1930 mm.
History: 

Quilt made c.1920, by Angela Genovese (died in Perth 1990), in Malvania, Sicily, Italy. She came to Australia in 1952, and probably brought the quilt with her. It is now owned by her son Sam Genovese. It is not used.

Story: 

The quilt was called 'cottunata', it was used on the bed in winter time." [Sam Genovese]

Sam Genovese with quilt
Sam Genovese with quilt
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