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Resist Dye Coverlets (pair)

circa 18th century-circa 1840

(, - present)

Indigo resist prints were created by applying paste to specific areas of a white cloth prior to an indigo dye bath. The blue indigo color was blocked from the areas masked with paste, leaving a design on the cloth. Indigo resist prints are among the rarest textiles. Examples that most closely resemble these coverlets are found only in the United States.

cotton, linen, wool (textile), indigo dye

Measurements:    height: 99.25 inches    width: 60.5 inches

Gift of Fleur and Charles Bresler 2000.62.6.1-2

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