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Textile, indigo resist

1750-1775
Origin: England
62 1/2" X 84" (plus 7" linen extension) Repeat: 29"; 56 warps per inch; 52 wefts per inch.
Cotton, block printed and resist dyed.
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1961-58
Rectangular panel made of multiple patches of indigo resist textile in a pattern of pheasants facing to the right, perched on undulating gnarled branches amid large "Pineapple" flowers, pods, and leaves. Resist-dyed in 2 shades of blue on white. The panel has a modern white linen lining that extends seven inches beyond the top.
Label:This type of printing using resist paste was usually called "paste work" in the period.
Provenance:Purchased from Connecticut dealer.