RARE Antique Vintage CIGAR RIBBON Silk Folk Art Quilt Square. Circa 1880-1900. Size is 18" x 13" (including frame). This is an AMAZING estate find and a wonderful example of early American Folk Art!!! Very rare to find these still intact! These are cigar ribbons (not cigar bands; these are the silk ribbons that wrapped the cigars that were shipped in bulk. They are made of silk and bear various labelling that advertised the cigars type/brand, etc. Women, in that time, saved the cigar ribbons and made beautiful patchwork items such as table covers, pillow shams, quilts, wall art, etc... The ribbons' color is very vibrant and they are in superb conditon! The stitching and needlework is all intact; no rips, no tears, no damage. Some of these were used to make pillows, bedspreads, or wall hangings. This was probably going to be made into a pillow) and has been kept flat, and framed under glass with a genuine, solid wood Antique frame. The large size and vibrant colors used makes this an especially rare and highly desirable quilt square and an intricate work of art! It will be shipped intact in the frame. Shipping in the continental US is $27.