Textile Design with Vertical Undulating Garlands of Pearls and Inverted Teardrops Framed with Pearls with Offsetting Wheat Ears Separated by a Vertical Zig-Zagging Ribbon over a Chevron Background
Anonymous, Alsatian, 19th century Alsatian
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Rectangular sheet of paper with a textile design from a group, dated 1840, made in Mulhouse, Alsace, which was an important nineteenth-century center for textile production in the Haut-Rhin region of France. The design is made up of vertical undulating garlands of pearls of red color and inverted teardrops framed with pearls with offsetting wheat ears separated by a vertical zig-zagging ribbon of dark reddish-brown color with light tan outlines over a chevron background of light tan color with stipples of dark reddish-brown color. The teardrops are colored with orange, purple and green color and have red outlines; the pearls around them are colored with white. The wheat ears are of white color.