Sapphire Bouquet Top - S
This top is made from a chenille bedspread from the early 20th century. The word chenille comes from the French word for caterpillar and refers to a needlework technique that uses tufts of yarn.
From the 1910s to the 1950s, the chenille trade flourished across communities in the South and Appalachia. "Tufters," as the makers of chenille called themselves, advertised by hanging their blankets along the highways. This bedspread was tufted in blue and edged with crochet trim, preserved along the hem. Hand-mending throughout.
- Dry clean only