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This is a Textile. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1986. Its medium is cotton and its technique is plain weave block printed in lapis technique. three different sets of blocks were used. blocks for outer edge of paisley border: 7 1/2 by 10 in. blocks for inner edge of paisley border: 9 3/4 by 10 in. blocks for field: 9 3/4 by 7 1/2 in. It is a part of the Textiles department.

In addition to their beautiful complex patterning, European-printed paisleys showcased the latest advances in textile dye chemistry, including the discharge and discharge and replace methods. These allowed for bright, clear colors to be printed on a deep colored ground, like this saturated Turkey red.

It is credited Purchase, Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 276 × 79 cm (9 ft. 11/16 in. × 31 1/8 in.)

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Textile; cotton; H x W: 276 × 79 cm (9 ft. 11/16 in. × 31 1/8 in.); Purchase, Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1986-84-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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