String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
String Quilt
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String Quilt

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String Quilt

Quilt Maker
Tharpe family
Henry County TN,
Circa 1950
72 x 76 inches
Found in Georgia
Very Good Condition

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The information I received about this quilt is that it was made by a member of the Tharpe family of Henry County, TN, and that the family was African American. 

In a quick internet search for more information. I found that there were and (are still are)many Tharpes living in or near to Paris, TN in Henry County (Northwest Tennessee, very near the Kentucky border.) 

Although I don't know if we could ever identify the particular family member who made this, her quilt has lived on, with at least the family name accompanying it.

She used a zillion scraps, organizing the "strings" into elongated hexagons, and then stringing (ha) them together like hanging lanterns. 

Condition is Very Good:  the quilt is sturdy and intact, and has seen some washes over these 75 years or so.  Colors are mellow, and well balanced.