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Harriett Powers and her Eternal Cloth Bible

dc.contributor.advisorRapisarda, Martin
dc.contributor.authorHarmer, Crickett
dc.descriptionStudent 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.abstractArt 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.publisherVanderbilt University
dc.subjectPowers, Harriet -- 1837-1911en_US
dc.subjectAfrican American quiltsen_US
dc.subjectAfrican American quiltmakers -- Georgiaen_US
dc.subjectQuilts -- Designen_US
dc.subjectBible craftsen_US
dc.titleHarriett Powers and her Eternal Cloth Bibleen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Arts and Scienceen_US
dc.description.schoolVanderbilt Universityen_US

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