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What is this?

Fragment of printed cotton with small-scale design of exotic flowers and fantastical insects in blue, green, yellow, and many shades of purple, red and pink on a puce ground.

This is a textile from France. It is dated ca. 1792 and we acquired it in 1973. Gift of Josephine Howell. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: block printed with some colors applied by brush, on plain weave foundation

Its dimensions are

H x W: 28.6 x 43.2 cm (11 1/4 x 17 in.) Repeat H: 26.4 cm (10 3/8 in.)

This object was manufactured by Oberkampf & Cie.

This object was donated by Josephine Howell

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