Textile width with picot ground - ROM2004_961_5


Textile width with picot ground

Maker: Oberkampf
Medium:Woodblock-printed cotton tabby
Geography: Jouy-en-Josas, France
Date: c. 1800
85.5 x 80.5 cm
Object number: 973.116.9
Not on view
DescriptionThe background of a block-printed textile could be created by many small dots known as picots. This was a particular feature said to have been developed at Oberkamp's establishment after 1768. The effect was created by hammering brass pins into sections of the woodblock and became a speciality of many female workers.
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