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Harriett Powers and her Eternal Cloth Bible

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dc.contributor.advisor Rapisarda, Martin
dc.contributor.author Harmer, Crickett
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-15T14:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-15T14:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-15T14:10:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/3526
dc.description Student research for MLAS course Picturing the Bible with Professor Robin Jensen. The article analyses a quilt, held in the Smithsonian Museum, depicting bible stories, made by former slave Harriett Powers. en_US
dc.description.abstract Art and images serve as cultural memories for many diaspora groups, from early Judaic to African American communities. Religion is one of the strongest cultural beliefs subject to creolization when art attempts to preserve those memories. The iconography created in Harriett Powers' (1836-1910) "Bible Quilt" (fig.1) broadcasts a personalized creolized message of faith and commitment. Powers interpreted and illustrated biblical stories in her famous and unique quilt. This paper will research and analyze the legacy that Powers' quilted bible message in fiber left behind. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Powers, Harriet -- 1837-1911 en_US
dc.subject African American quilts en_US
dc.subject African American quiltmakers -- Georgia en_US
dc.subject Quilts -- Design en_US
dc.subject Bible crafts en_US
dc.title Harriett Powers and her Eternal Cloth Bible en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.college College of Arts and Science en_US
dc.description.school Vanderbilt University en_US


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