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Printed linen

Printed linen

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1766 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    block printed linen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Germany (probably, made)


1766 (made)



Materials and Techniques

block printed linen

Marks and inscriptions

Ora et Lapora
Bethe und Arbeide
pray and work
The inscription on this textile has the same meaning in Latin and German: “ Ora et Lapora” and “Bethe und Arbeide”, both meaning pray and work. However the way “lapora” (should be labora), behte (bete in high German) and arbeide (arbeite in high German) are spelt might suggest a dialect.

Descriptive line

block, 1766, German; Inscriptions


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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