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Textile (England), ca. 1840

This is a Textile. It is dated ca. 1840 and we acquired it in 1959. Its medium is cotton and its technique is mordant painted and dyed and resist dyed (chintz) on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



Using cotton, dye techniques, and motifs imported from India, Manchester built a cotton printing empire. Starting in the 18th century, Manchester became one of the leading exporters of cotton fabrics.

It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 151.8 x 82.5 cm (59 3/4 x 32 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile (England), ca. 1840; cotton; Warp x Weft: 151.8 x 82.5 cm (59 3/4 x 32 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1959-48-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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