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Dress fabric

Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Iran (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Unknown (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    linen yarn, weaving, resist dyeing, block printing, sewing

  • Museum number:

    1186-1888

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

resist dyed, block printed, plain weave linen [check], probably hand woven
Red ground with a repeating pattern of a pointed cartouche delineated in white and red placed alternately vertically and horizontally in off-set rows. There are two variations: black ground with a central red rosette and white rigid sprays; white ground with red and yellow central rosette and black, rigid sprays. Each cartouche is framed by resist white leafy stems with black flowers emanating from the black cartouches.
The dimensions of the printing blocks can be seen on the back of the fabric.
There is evidence of two original seams, so this may have been part of a garment.

Place of Origin

Iran (made)

Date

1800-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Unknown (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

linen yarn, weaving, resist dyeing, block printing, sewing

Dimensions

Length: 17 cm, Width: 24 cm

Descriptive line

1800s, Persian

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Middle East Section

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