A very beautiful piece. The blue has been pencilled in, a menial job done by girls and women This length is highly glazed indicating it has never been cleaned or washed, although it has been used because there are minute holes from stitching to the selvedges. Cotton was calendered or glazed for furnishing textiles, mainly blinds and curtains. The fabric is passed between calender rollers at high temperatures and pressures to create the glaze, which repels dust.
A meandering branch winding its way up the textile and from which a variety of large full blown flowers hand, including mauve and yellow tulips, blue and mauve poppies, red roses surrounded by smaller species of honeysuckle, red clematis, red and blue pea shaped racemes, ten colours, all on an off white cotton ground, glazed.
6ft 3 in x 251/2 in; 1.9m x 65 cm selvedge to selvedge.
Pattern repeat 33 in; 84 cm.
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