Length of roller-printed cotton 56” x 22.5”
Right selvedge intact, but missing 1.5” along the left side
Produced in Russia for export to Central Asia
Good condition. This fabric was used as a quilt cover or backing so there are small scattered holes where the batting was tacked down – all hardly noticeable. There are a few ¼” holes that are visible in the detail photos.
Illustrated in SILK and COTTON , page 288
This is an unusual pattern with its clocks (hands frozen at 1:30) and ornate chandeliers. It was made in Russian during the late 19th – early 20th century most likely specifically for export to Central Asia. While this piece was used to make a quilt – other examples from my collection with this same pattern lined a woman’s paranja and a silk ikat robe. All of these pieces were found in Uzbekistan.
If you are interested in this length of Russian trade cloth, please contact Susan Meller.