This sample of fabric is a very rare worsted damask woven in Norwich. The damask fabric was known as spigeldamast or mirror damask and the shine (calendaring) was achieved by putting the completed fabric through heated cylinders. Calendering makes the fabric dirt resistant and therefore stronger. Huge patterns were made into skirts and waistcoats.
woven in mid blue and off white with sections of huge leaves and flowers the leaves with intricate pattern within balls, heavily glazed, 10 x 18 in; 26 x 46 cm wide selvedge to selvedge.
Excellent. Marvellous sheen to the glaze.
See my article on Norwich Wool Damask in the ARTICLES section of my website. There is a man's jacket made from similar design. Also see some skirts I recently sold in SOLD section of 18th c Costumes.
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