A unique juxtaposition of colours and fabrics, this striking blanket is the result of many hours work by Emma Pettway and Lakarian Pettway, artisans of Gee’s Bend, a community of Black women quilters in Alabama. In a first for Gee’s Bend, the women have created these works of art from a combination of leftover luxury fabrics from Marfa Stance production in Italy, as well as found fabrics from the artists themselves.
Due to the nature of this philanthropic collaboration and the special edition one-of-a-kind pieces, in which proceeds go directly to fund the Quilters and Community Manager in the Bend, all purchases will be final and non-refundable.
MARFA STANCE X THE QUILTER'S OF GEE'S BEND
Marfa Stance is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind collaboration with the exceptional women artisans of Gee’s Bend.
From the early twentieth century to the present day, the women of Gee’s Bend – a small, remote, Black community in Alabama, USA – have been creating hand-stitched, geometric quilt works, now internationally recognised as modern masterpieces. Despite this recognition, the artisans have experienced difficulty in monetizing their work and the community has struggled financially.