Hawaiian applique quilt in two shades of pink cotton or cotton sateen, ink-Inscribed en verso to one corner, "1932/Peter Leilani Kaaekuahiwi/From Mother". All appliqued and quilted by hand. The reverse applique on top reveals a lighter coral-colored cloth of the foundation. The quilting thread is yellow and the backing is a light coral color. The pattern name is unknown. 70" x 80". Note: Peter Leilani's mother, the quiltmaker, was A'keao Akana Kaaekuahiwi (b. 1889) and is listed in a 1910 Hawaiian census as a native Asiatic Hawaiian. Peter Leilani (1911-1989), was the oldest of her 8 children.
Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
Overall good condition. Even discoloration/fading to backing fabric. Tiny holes evenly spaced might be evidence that the quilt was once tied. Some holes show minute fabric loss.