Artist/maker unknown, French
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).