Available On: January 1, 2016
We begin our Rajah journey with the center panel that features a cluster of birds flying around a spray of flowers and leaves. As the ship pulled away from the harbor, the birds circling overhead might have been the last reminders of England for the convict women.
The original Rajah quilt's center panel was created in broderie perse, an applique technique in which elaborate printed motifs were cut from chintz and stitched to a background.
Lessa Siegele (Show 1801) offers ideas for other options for the center panel of the quilt.
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