Sunday, March 7, 2010

In the French style

Patterns for cotton prints which featured stylized floral motifs with stems bent at oblique angles were often referred to as   Batons rompus ( fr. Broken sticks). The style first appeared around 1790 and was popular for several decades at Jouy and Mulhouse in France.

The first two examples are from old out of print Dargate lines.

These are current designs. The first is from the Dargate book ( c. 1830 Mulhouse) and the second from Marcus Brothers.

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