Quilt No.673AV - Mrs. Agata Vecchio

Mrs. Agata Vecchio
Owner: 
Mrs. Agata Vecchio
Location: 
QLD North
Maker
Maker: 
Agata Vecchio
Made in
ITALY Sicily
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Whole cloth quilt in rose coloured cotton sateen. The backing is the same material. Hand sewn and hand quilted. The quilting is in a medallion style. The padding is kapok.
2250 x 2200mm
History: 

The quilt was made in the 1930s by Mrs. Agata Vecchio (born Lo Monaco) in Linguaglossa Sicily. It is still owned by Mrs Agata Vecchio. It is not used at the present time as the winters in North Queensland are not cold enough.

Story: 

This is a traditional quilt that young Sicilian brides made for their 'Glory Boxes'. It was considered to be part of their dowry.

Mrs. Carmel Vecchio, daughter-in-law 1999
Mrs. Carmel Vecchio, daughter-in-law 1999

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