Presumably the end of a roll. Unused. I suggest this was printed for blinds, being such a narrow width and with those wide plain borders. This engraved roller print is very finely engraved.
A very beautiful piece. This length is highly glazed indicating it has never been cleaned or washed. Cotton was calendered or glazed for furnishing textiles. The fabric is passed between calender rollers at high temperatures and pressures to create the glaze, which repels dust. Popular for blinds and curtains.
A meandering green ribbon filled with C scrolls and leafy foliage with large clusters of flowers including full blown roses, primula, harebells, daisies and other specimins in polychrome shades of red, orange, yellow, bronze, blue, green, white, the sides with trailing vine leaves in soft browns on yellow stems, the background with a small repeat hexagonal motifs in red/brown, wide natural coloured ground borders each side, glazed cotton.
Pattern repeat 14 in; 36 cm
Width of actual printing 26 in; 67 cm
Width of roll 31 1/2 in; 80 cm
Length 10 ft; 3.3 m
Excellent. Unused. There are a couple of marks on one of the cream borders near top of the roll.
Printed Textiles. Briitsh and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850. at Winterthur Museum by Linda Eaton. p 309 - C281,282. Both of these designs are very similar to ours. They are from a pattern book once owned by the Calico Printers' Association.
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