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Plain weave cotton block-printed with large-scale pattern of meandering vines of lush peony blossoms and buds, with delicate scrolling leaves; in shades of pink, yellow, blue, green, and white against a cranberry-red ground. Selvedge printed: "Morris & Company 449 Oxford Street London...

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Provenance

Purchased at auction by Cora Ginsburg LLC; Purchased by the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund and Ernest Kahn Fund

English, about 1884

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Overall: 381 x 177.8 cm (150 x 70 in.)

Accession Number

2005.4

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles