Medium: cotton Technique: mordants for three reds and purple applied by brush or pen; blue applied over resist; yellow over blue to create green; mordant for background spattered through a stencil; chintz on plain weave | 18th century

Unknown Maker

Large, exotic flowers and curving stems in reds and blues on a red speckled background.

Credit: Gift of Josephine Howell
Object: 1973-51-68-a,b

Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020
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