This quilt pattern is thought to be, by many, the first code in The Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad. It has been handed down in oral tradition, and written about in the 1990's that quilt patterns contained codes and helped escaped slaves navigate their way to freedom on The Underground Railroad. This pattern was said to be a metaphor for Frederick Douglas, who was part of the organizing and running of this monumental movement for resistance and social justice.
This collograph is made with highly embossed Thai paper. It is printed on bristol board. The size is: 19" x 24".