Amish Quilts (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist by Janneken Smucker

By Janneken Smucker

Amish Quilts explores how those items developed from functional mattress linens into modern art.

In this in-depth learn, illustrated with greater than a hundred lovely colour images, Janneken Smucker discusses what makes an Amish duvet Amish. She examines the price of quilts to people who have made, acquired, bought, exhibited, and preserved them and the way that price alterations as a cover travels from Amish arms to market to shoppers.

A fifth-generation Mennonite quiltmaker herself, Smucker lines the heritage of Amish quilts from their use within the overdue 19th century to their sale within the profitable enterprise practices of this day. via her personal observations in addition to oral histories, newspaper debts, ephemera, and different archival assets, she seeks to appreciate how the time period "Amish" turned a method and what it ability to either quiltmakers and shoppers. She additionally appears to be like at how quilts effect type and increases problems with authenticity of quilts within the marketplace.

Whether regarded as paintings, craft, or commodity, Amish quilts mirror the intersections of consumerism and connoisseurship, faith and trade, nostalgia and aesthetics. by way of completely interpreting all of those elements, Amish Quilts is an important source for an individual drawn to the background of those attractive works.]]>

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