Folk art textile by Kate Clayton (Granny) Donaldson (1864-1960) of Brasstown, Jackson County, North Carolina. Hand dyed and spun wool crocheted motifs of a central tree, surrounded by animals (llama, donkey, cow, rooster, etc.), human figures and a basket of flowers, applied to hand woven wool panel. Hemmed edges. 21-3/8" x 24-1/2". Note: A native of Cherokee County, NC, Kate Donaldson was a pictorial textile artist known for her so-called Cow Blankets. Her work is recorded in Allen Eaton's Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands and the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C. See also the digital collection of the Hunter Library of Western Carolina University. Provenance: A private Belle Meade (Nashville, Tennessee) collection. Condition: Excellent condition.
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