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Thread: Vintage Hawaiian Coverlet - Need Help Identifying the Pattern

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    Vintage Hawaiian Coverlet - Need Help Identifying the Pattern

    Found this pretty coverlet at an auction that was described as a Vintage Hawaiian Coverlet from the 1930s. Very thin with just the front and back material (nothing in between). No clue if it is a Hawaiian pattern or not. Has both hand stitching and machine stitching. Any idea what this pattern might be and if it might be Hawaiian?
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    True Hawaiian patterns are actually owned by the families. This could be someone's attempt at a Hawaiian style pattern but it lacks the intricacy of most authentic ones I've seen. It's pretty and you like it so just enjoy it for a summer coverlet or display it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    True Hawaiian patterns are actually owned by the families. This could be someone's attempt at a Hawaiian style pattern but it lacks the intricacy of most authentic ones I've seen. It's pretty and you like it so just enjoy it for a summer coverlet or display it.
    I was thinking the same thing about it no being as intricate as the ones I saw when I was in Hawaii. I agree just enjoy it.
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    There is at least one book called "Hawaiian Quilts Traditional to Transitional" I believe is the title. Having no middle layer does lend it a bit of credence. Of coarse you could always try to research if there is a museum in Hawaii with a strong textile department and email them and ask for their help. As the others have said, it seems a bit simple in style. Let us know what you learn about it.

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    A "true" Hawaiian quilt is one large, intricate design.
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    I agree that this is not as intricate as normal Hawaiian quilts I have seen.

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