Textile Design with Alternating Vertical Garlands of Stylized Leaves and Undulating Strips of Pearls with Offsetting Stylized Leaves and Ovals

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 alternating vertical garlands of stylized leaves of light tan color over a dark reddish-brown ground and undulating strips of pearls with some larger pearls and offsetting stylized leaves and ovals over a light tan ground. The small pearls and the stylized leaves are colored with white; the larger pearls are colored with red. The ovals are colored alternatingly with orange and purple. In the upper part of the design, the garlands of leaves are framed by palmettes of dark reddish-brown color and the background has stipples of the same color. The bottom part is left unfinished, with pencil tracing the lines that form the palmettes.

Textile Design with Alternating Vertical Garlands of Stylized Leaves and Undulating Strips of Pearls with Offsetting Stylized Leaves and Ovals, Anonymous, Alsatian, 19th century, Gouache

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