Printed Textile
Fragment

Artist/maker unknown, French

Geography:
Made in France, Europe

Date:
c. 1760

Medium:
Block-printed cotton plain weave

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

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1929-164-324

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

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Label:
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).