First half 20th centurey
Because Art Deco is a retrospective term we have chosen certain examples from the whole Art Moderne movement to fit our definition of Art Deco.
The first principle is geometric abstractions
Costume from the recent BBC production
of The Lady Vanishes
Rug by George Valmier 1930
Geometry with very little pictorial imagery
Repetition of line is an important principle.
O.R. Palistow, 1934
Victorian and Albert Museum
Dress from the 1930s
Dress possibly from the 1950s
Concentric lines, angles and arcs are a feature
With the fan shape of concentric arcs a running theme.
Betty Joel, France, 1928
Swatch of "Coblentz" from my Modernism reproduction
collection for Moda.
Painted metal cocktail tray
"Paul" for the Wiener Werkstatte,
Post World War II Lustreware
revived the Art Deco look
A variation of the fan is a scale design, radiating lines
1929 graphic design
Another geometric necessity is the zigurat or stairstep figure,
Sort of a Sawtooth strip look
The Dance magazine
"See It With Music"
So if one wanted to make the elusive Art Deco quilt
one could look to classic quilt patterns....
with concentric 90 degree angle designs...
Detail of a Brickwork rectangle quilt
Pattern by Ruby McKim
With Sawteeth and other repeating triangles
Unknown pattern, no BlockBase number
With Concentric Arcs...
Fan quilt, early 20th century
Laura Wheeler/Alice Brooks drawing.
No BlockBase Number
And Scale designs...
Sunshine from the Clara Stone pattern business
Who inspired whom?
Craftsy recently posted some contemporary quilts they considered Art Deco. Do they meet your definition of Art Deco?