Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Passiflora alata - Winged-stem Passion Flower
Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) in a modern garden.  KENPEI's photo via Wikimedia Commons
Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) on the Unidentified maker, Broderie Perse Tree of Life Counterpane detail, 1790-1815. Cotton 96 1/2 x 92 1/2 in.  Collection of Shelburne Museum. 1952-551.
Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, vol. 2, plate 66 (1788)
Common Names:  Winged-stem passion flower, fragrant grenadilla, winged passion-flower

Description: Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) is a member of the Passion Flower Family (Passifloraceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4 recorded that Passiflora alata, native to the West Indies, was introduced into cultivation in 1772. 
 
Quilts with this Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) motif: 
 
  • Shelburne Museum, Broderie Perse Tree of Life Counterpane, Object Number1952-551,  Chintz Quilts:Unfading Glory, p. 34, late 18th Century 
 
Chintz with this Passiflora alata (Winged-stem Passion Flower) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time




©  Updated 8/4/2018     Author: Terry Terrell