Bandana | Gee's Bend


the details

In Gee's Bend, a small Black community just south of Selma, Alabama, several generations of women collectively developed a distinctive style of quilt making that has been compared, in impact and importance, to American jazz. Over generations, Gee’s Bend quiltmakers recycled work clothes and other fabric remnants to create functional bed coverings adorned with abstract, geometric designs. In 2022, the Currier Museum was pleased to acquire five of these quilts through the generous gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. This silk-blend bandana is based on various striped Gee's Bend quilts, and is part of our collection of items that pay tribute to the work of these women.

Materials: 30% silk, 70% cotton

Size: 25" x 25"