Quilted petticoats provided warmth for the wearer and a display of the quilter's art with intricate, stitched designs flowing across the surface of the cloth. Petticoat, in the 18th century, referred to a skirt and not an undergarment as perceived today.
Place object was created: England
silk satinMuseum Purchase: Funds Provided by Jim Craig and Randy Johnson 2004.127
Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH