So, my dear sweet mother found this unusually fantastic birthday present for yours truly:
It is, as you might guess from the post title, Lee's Surrender, from a coverlet placed in Old Kirby Knob, Kentucky. As you can see, this is an impressive display of hand weaving. My mother found it in Missouri, made by a woman said to be of questionable character.
For certain people, Lee's Surrender is instantly recognizable. "Certain people" probably most often consist of people who have read these dark materials:
I suppose this piece she gave me would be something like the feeling you might get when you realize "that's really a Klimt!"