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Object Name Folk Art
Description Sarah Mary Taylor (1916-2000) was an African-American quilt maker from Mississippi who started her career as a housekeeper, cook, and field hand on plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Taylor "has made numerous guilts that play on the symbolic connotations and aesthetic qualities of the hand image." She became so iconic that she was commissioned to make a quilt for the film The Color Purple. Her works now are appreciated in collection in Illinois, New Mexico, and Philadelphia.
Artist Taylor, Sarah Mary
Dimensions W-21.937 L-14.75 inches
Collection Permanent Collection