Direct from the National Gallery of Australia, here is a photo of the original Rajah Quilt, dated 1841.
Created by unidentified women of the convict ship, HMS Rajah - makers
Design attributed to Kezia HAYTER
The Rajah quilt, 1841, is a pieced medallion-style unlined coverlet with cotton sheeting, chintz appliqué, and silk thread embroidery.
325.0 h x 337.2 w cm
Gift of Les Hollings and the Australian Textiles Fund 1989
TQS will be sharing much more information about the quilt, the quilt makers, and the long journey they took together, as the BOM project continues.