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2011- 5 hexagon cushion

2011- 5  hexagon cushion
2011- 5  hexagon cushion 1 2011- 5  hexagon cushion 2

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This is a hexagon shaped cushion featuring rosettes and flower garden hexagon patchwork. It was probably made in the late 19th century. It measures 530 x 530mm from side to side.

It seems likely that the hexagons were cut from fabric samples as there are many colour ways of the same print. Stripes, checks, florals and  mourning fabrics, all typical of the late 19th century, have been used. A heavier weight red twill weave cotton makes up the rosettes.

The hexagons have been  hand stitched; each one measures 21mm across. The cushion was made up with machine stitching, with one side hand stitched, probably where it was closed off.

The fabric on the reverse is a brown floral fabric. It could date from a later era, and the cushion itself may have been made at a later date than the original hexagon patchwork.