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Gee's Bend is a remote community in Alabama known for its brilliant and dynamic quilts. The Gees Bend Quilt Collection, includes hand-loomed, flat-woven Pima cotton rugs from India, hand-knotted wool and silk rugs from Nepal, and hand-tufted New Zealand wool rugs made by craftsmen in the United States based on their designs. Classic Rug Collection, Inc. creates handmade rugs based on folk-art motifs and Barbara Barrans original designs. For more about the 39 African-American women who make these quilts, check out the NPR Program "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" linked below.