Located in the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is primarily a teaching collection serving the Design Studies Department and other academic disciplines on campus, including the Material Culture program. The collection of more than 13,000 artificts is used to learn about textiles from both cultural and artistic perspectives. Portions of the collection are on view year-round in the Lynn Mecklenburg Reading Room and scheduled exhibitions in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
61 1/2" x 71 1/2"
Taylor County, Kentucky. Fabric came from either feed or flour sacks.
Notice the color arrangement; an attempt to create order while utilizing scraps.