Fragments; Textiles

1760-1770s (made)


T.27-1978 T&F

Fragments of indigo dyed cotton, possibly England or United States, 1760-1770s

Fragments of indigo dyed cotton with a pattern in blue and white possibly printed with China blue and a combination of resist work on coarse white cottons of varying density. The fragments are: 1. Three small fragments which do not join. They have a design of pheasants in dark and light blue. 2. Two larger overlapping fragments with roosters and pomegranates in dark and light blue. 3. Two similar joining fragments with owls and fruit in dark and light blue. 4. Small strip of dark and light blue with a pattern reserved in white. 5. Long, very narrow strip of dark blue only with intricate reserve in pin dots.

Given by the Department of Regional Services

Location: In Storage

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