Furnishing textile panel - ROM2008_9823_4

ROM2008_9823_4

Furnishing textile panel

Medium:Cotton tabby woodblock-printed and painted
Geography: Made in Nantes or Angers, France
Date: 1780's
Dimensions:
191 x 117 cm
Object number: 934.4.123.A-B
Credit Line: Harry Wearne Collection, Gift of Mrs. Harry Wearne
Not on view
Description

This vibrant European furnishing textile was made in France after the ban on making printed cottons was lifted. Three sets of blocks were needed to create the bold repeat pattern of two bouquets of large flowers with entwined stripe. It is printed with separate mordants for red, yellow and black. The blue was added by hand after dyeing.


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