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  • Place of origin:

    Alsace (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1835-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Roller-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Tissunique Ltd

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Valance of roller-printed cotton striped with pinkish cream alternating with white stripes on which is printed a pattern with fanciful Turkish scenes in brown-maroon. A view of Constantinople appears above a girl offering fruit to a parrot with two peacocks below. In the next stripe is a bearded Turk smoking a hookah is substituted for the girl. Between the main scenes these is a bouquet of flowers in the European taste of ca. 1840.

Place of Origin

Alsace (probably, made)


ca. 1835-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Roller-printed cotton


Length: 25 in maximum, Length: 63.5 cm maximum, Width: 25 in maximum, Width: 63.5 cm maximum

Object history note

Registered File number 1986/959.
There was a very strong French influence in Turkey at this time (ca. 1840) and clearly some of the influences were reciprocal. This textile has been copied in Mulhouse for the 1986 Tissunique range.

Descriptive line

Valance of roller-printed cotton, probably made in Alsace, ca. 1835-1850


Cotton (textile)


Roller printed

Subjects depicted

Peacocks; Hookah; Smoking; Fruit; Parrot; Girl; Stripes; Man


Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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