Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Kigelia africana - Sausage Tree
Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree) from Achille Richard, Tentamen florae Abyssinicae, Atlas, vol. 2, plate 75, 1851
Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Four Parts of the World, Designed by Jean-Baptiste Huet, Manufactured by the Oberkampf Manufactory, Gift of Estate of James Hazen Hyde, 1959, c. 1788
Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree) from the McKee Jungle Gardens in Vero Beach, Florida courtesy of Florida Memory, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names:  Sausage Tree, African Sausage Tree, Cucumber Tree

Description: Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree) is a member of the Pandanus Family (Bignoniaceae). The Hortus Kewensis does not mention it but Kigelia africana is native to tropical Africa


Quilts with this Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree)  motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Kigelia africana (Sausage Tree) 
 motif: 
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, Four Parts of the World, Designed by Jean-Baptiste Huet, Manufactured by the Oberkampf Manufactory, Accession Number 59.208.87, c. 1788
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Les Quatre Parties du Monde (The Four Continents), Accession Number 622-1897, Toiles de Jouy, Classic Les toiles imprimees en France de 1760 a 1830 (London: V&A Publishing, 2010), pp. 102-3, 1792-1794.



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