Design for a shawl with scrolling paisley leaves and Indian flowers

Various artists/makers

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Page of book containing 185 leaves with a collection of lithographs, aquatints, engravings, and other media, with ornamental designs published by Fleury Chavant in Paris, part of the publication "Guide du Dessinateur de l'industrie: une macédoine de dessins variés , tels que fleurs, ornemens, etc. ... Ouvrage destiné aux fabricants et dessinateurs de soieries... et Papiers Peints..." This plate contains a design for a shawl made up of paisley leaves with undulating branches with semi-absract exotic flowers, large exotic flowers made up of palmettes of paisley leaves with semi-abstract exotic flowers, and thin, scrolling branches with smaller flowers of the same type and small, semi-abstract exotic flowers and leaves. The design is executed with black ink on thin, light brown paper. The motifs in the design seem to have been inspired on Indian calicoes and were most likely intended for printed textiles or wallpapers, and were possibly manufactured with vivid colors.

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