~EMBROIDERED POMEGRANATES ON VELVET. CONFIRMED CENTURY AND IN THE BRITISH ROYAL COLLECTION. I WONDER WHAT THIS VELVET WITH THE EMBLEM OF QUEEN KATHERINE OF ARAGON WAS USED FOR. ... WHAT SHE USED IT FOR. BEAUTIFUL.
BLOCK-PRINTED COTTON British, ca. 1780–90, Although white-ground calicoes were more popular overall, dark colored grounds were particularly fashionable in the 1780s and 1790s. Barbara Johnson (1738–1825), a British woman of the rural gentry, kept a scrapbook of her dress fabrics; included among these is a black-ground calico with a small, trailing floral pattern (V T.219-1973), purchased in 1787, which is very similar to this example.
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