100% cotton screen print, 59" wide
Sample print on paper nr. 1104, Anders Berch collection Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. The sample print is dated 1741, with a note that it was delivered to Hr Debrun. This refers to the duch family de Broen who between 1727 and 1771 was running printing manufactories in Stora Sickla and Blecktornsfabriken, Stockholm.
Printed in one color makes this a very common working class fabric for a gown or jacket. The gown or jacket may have a matching petticoat of the same fabric but petticoats were usually not made of printed fabrics unless the upper garment is also of the print. Men's banyans and sometimes waistcoats were also made of printed fabrics. For example included in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls an ad from 1773 in The New York Gazette told of a "Run away . . . an indented Servant Girl . . . lately from Ireland, but says she has lived 14 Years in London . . . took with her two short Gowns, one striped blue and white, the other Callicoe with red Flowers; and six Yards of Callicoe not made." White linen thread 80/3 is a good match for hand sewing.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 August, 2015.