Textile Design with Alternating Vertical Zig-Zagging Strips of Dots and Zig-Zagging Strips of Pearls with Alternating Lozenges over a Background of Overlapping Scales

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 zig-zagging strips of dots of light tan color and zig-zagging strips of pearls with alternating lozenges over a background of overlapping scales of light tan color and dark reddish-brown color with stipples of the same color. The pearls are colored with white; the lozenges are colored with red.

Textile Design with Alternating Vertical Zig-Zagging Strips of Dots and Zig-Zagging Strips of Pearls with Alternating Lozenges over a Background of Overlapping Scales, Anonymous, Alsatian, 19th century, Gouache

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