Hanging of painted and dyed cotton made in western India for the British market, late 17th or early 18th century. Museum no. IS.156-1953.

Hanging of painted and dyed cotton made in western India for the British market, late 17th or early 18th century. Museum no. IS.156-1953.

Date: 1796 Culture: British Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 1/2 in. (135.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Alfred Lunt, 1955 Accession Number: C.I.55.50.4

Date: 1796 Culture: British Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 1/2 in. (135.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Alfred Lunt, 1955 Accession Number: C.I.55.50.4

~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.

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

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

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