Birds in Fleur Fabric
Birds in Fleur Fabric features a white ground with red and green vines. Bright flowers and leaves trail the vines. The fabric is a reproduction of a textile fragment dated 1780-85 in the Colonial Williamsburg collections. 100% light weight cotton. Sold by the yard.
*Fabric is non-returnable
- Reproduction fabric
- 100% Cotton
- Red, white, green and yellow
- Sold by the yard
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Machine wash warm, tumble dry on low, warm iron.Do not use chlorine bleach.
Printed fabrics were used to make fashionable clothing and to upholster home furnishings. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections include thousands of antique textiles. Our WILLIAMSBURG reproduction fabrics are adapted from and inspired by these originals.
The "Birds in Fleur" print comes from a wood block print textile fragment dated 1780 - 1785. (Object #197-134.)
From the curator:
"Textile is of linen warp-cotton weft, woven in tabby or plain weave, block printed in madder colors of red, pink, purple, and black with pencilled yellow, blue, and green (the latter yellow over blue). The design consists of undulating purple stems from which emanate exotic flowers, seed pods, berries, and leaves; paired birds perched on projecting stems. Background printed in light red in a network of spiky vines ("seaweed ground.") A remnant of blue silk binding tape is stitched along one edge. Once part of bed furniture."