The Quilts of Gee's Bend

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"The quilts of Gee's Bend carry forward an old and proud tradition of textiles made for home and family. The women of Gee's Bend - a small, remote, black community in Alabama - have created hundreds of quilt masterpieces dating from the early twentieth century to the present. Though these quilts represent only a part of the rich body of African American quilts in the South, few other places can boast the extent of Gee's Bend's artistic achievement, the result of both geographical isolation and an unusual degree of cultural continuity. Brimming with humor and resilience, the narratives told by these remarkable women match the eloquence and power of their quilts. By passing down this tradition from generation to generation, the women of Gee's Bend made an American pastime the literal fabric of their lives - an art that binds the individual's imagination to family, friends, neighborhood, and the greater community."--Publisher's website.
 

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This distinctive volume provides an in-depth analysis of the African American quilts made in the isolated community of Gee's Bend, AL, which will be featured in an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of ... Read full review

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