Friday, October 9, 2009

Greek Key

Great printed Greek Key design given to me by a friend. Madder browns and red with a gold highlight from early 19th Century.

A Greek Key is a regular repeat of interlocking right angles and vertical lines usually as a border treatment in art, architecture and textiles. It was a common decorative motif in Greek and Roman art and architecture and was often used in American Neoclassical (beginning in the mid 18th century) design--furniture, architecture and fabrics. American Greek Revival architecture and decorative arts-1800-1855.

One of the quilts in the DAR display last fall at the Houston Quilt Market/Festival displayed just such a fabric in a border. It was wonderful!

My husband Ron, a 36 month pancreatic cancer survivor, just turned 65!