Textile, indigo resist
Origin: England (probably)
40 5/8" x 70 1/4" (103.2 x 178.4 cm)
40 warps per inch, 56 wefts per inch.
Acc. No. 1951-298,2
Textile document, probably once a curtain, patterned with indigo resist ("paste work") in a design that includes pheasants perched an undulating gnarled branches amid large pineapple-like flowers, pods, and leaves. Block-printed and resist-dyed in two shades of blue on white plain-woven cotton. Fade lines reveal that the textile once had 1 5/8-inch wide trimming stitched in place.
Provenance:Purchased from a Hudson Valley, New York, dealer.