This quilt is an example of a geometric pattern reduced to its most essential forms. Pearlie Pettway Hall placed a single rectangle asymmetrically on an off-white field formed by a larger enveloping group of almost invisible rectangles. The whole forms a modified version of the Housetop, the most beloved pattern in Gee’s Bend.


  • Title: Medallion
  • Creator: Pearlie Pettway Hall
  • Creator Lifespan: 1908/2000
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Date Created: 1950s
  • Physical Dimensions: 80 x 65 in. (203 x 165 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Gee's Bend, Black art, African American art
  • Type: Quilt
  • Rights: © Pearlie Pettway Hall / Photo: Stephen Pitkin, Pitkin Studio
  • External Link: https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artist/pearlie-pettway-hall
  • Medium: Cotton

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