Quilt of the Month

Quilt Of The Month

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May 2015

Tush Kiiz
Maker unknown
Made in Kyrgyzstan
Circa 1925-1950
IQSCM 2011.040.0038

In Kyrgyzstan a tush kiiz is a wall hanging that is frequently the focal point inside of a yurt, the traditional tent dwelling of Central Asian nomadic peoples.

Western quiltmakers might recognize two Log Cabin variation blocks in this piece: Pineapple and Courthouse steps. They may also recognize the proliferation of repeating triangles, often called Flying Geese.

Another tush kiiz from our collection will be displayed in “Getting to Know You,” the inaugural exhibition in Quilt House’s newly expanded gallery.

View this quilt in high resolution on the Google Art Project.

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