Textile Design with Vertical Rows of Bunches of Stylized Flowers with Pearls as Pistils and Leaves of Decorated with Pearls with Offsetting Branches Separated by Undulating Garlands of Branches Splattered with Pearls
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 rows of bunches of stylized flowers of red color with pearls as pistils and leaves of black color decorated with pearls with offsetting branches of tan color separated by undulating garlands of branches of light tan color splattered with pearls over a dark reddish-brown ground. The pearls are of white color. One bunch of flowers is fully rendered and two repeats, positioned at the right end of the sheet, are left unfinished, with some distinguishable traces of pencil.