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Printed Textile

Artist/maker unknown, French

Made in France, Europe

c. 1760

Block-printed cotton plain weave

28 x 40 1/2 inches (71.1 x 102.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Purchased with funds contributed by Mrs. Alfred Stengel, from the Henri Clouzot Collection, 1929

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This fragment was likely made in Bourge, near Orléans, France, soon after the establishment of a print works in that city in 1757. Its design of a pomegranate set within a lattice reinterprets a woven textile design from the second half of the sixteenth century. The cotton cloth is similar in texture to the cotton-and-linen textile called siamoise. It is of a type known by the term indienne ordinaire, a reference to its color, pincotage (small dots of color), and hatching (technique where shading is built up through a series of thin strokes or lines).

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