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Collection The Textiles Collection: University for the Creative Arts at Farnham
Date late 18th C / early 19th C (Nathalie Rothstein V&A)
Date Accessioned 1988
Artefact/Item Textile
Function Bed valance (for rich peasant house)
General Description Handspun, handwoven plain weave cotton?, block printed with two or more wooden blocks. Red - printed alum dyed madder, black - printed iron dyed madder. Lined with hemp linen lining and edged with indigo dyed blue silk ribbon. Oval framework filled with
Cultural Context France probably Rouen
Id Number Current Accession 8085
Subject 18C bed valance
Measurements Dimensions 180 x 26 centimetres
Material Cotton? hemp and silk
Visual Information Floral pattern
Current Ownership University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham
History Of Ownership Barron and Larcher collection
Rights Managed by The Textiles Collection at the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.
Source Given by Robin and Heather Tanner Chippenham Wilts
Technique Block print, Hand spun, Hand woven
Weave Plain weave

 

 

 

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