Nejlika Apron, late 18th century. The Original is dyed and painted with outlines in black and red and details in two shades of red, green, yellow, black silver and gold. The same pattern in a slightly smaller scale is found as a sample print on paper for block printing, from the Oberkampf factory in Jouy, France. This is an example of European patterns copied in India to be exported to Europe and America
Dress (Short gown) Category: Textiles (Clothing) Place of Origin: Secondary Place of Origin Possibly United Kingdom, Europe Date: 1780-1802 Materials: Cotton Techniques: Block printed, Mordant style, Woven (plain) Museum Object Number: 1954.0051.001
The fabric is of hand spun cotton and block printed in originally brownish black golden brown, red, rose and pale pink with pencilled details in blue. The print can be dated to the mid 18th century. It would have been used for clothing and was probably manufactured in Holland or England who had close mercantile connections to Norway (in the 18th century a Danish province).