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Textile fragment

Dark red cotton, on which is printed by the reserve process, and touched up with a brush or stencil, the design of branches of flowers and leaves, in red, green, and yellow. This design is outlined by stitches; done with light and dark blue, light and dark brown, and green silks.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Indian (?),

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; embroidery, stencil or batik dyeing, Sarasa sisyu


Textiles and Fashion Arts