Cotton Textile History--printing, dyeing, manufacturing and trading.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Prussian blue and iron buff furnishing fabric--a bright mid 19th century blue with dull tan--which was printed in the raised style. The first dye printed on the fabric was Prussian blue. The second step, a discharge of some of the Prussian blue, left the tan coloration.
This was a popular mid 19th century color for both clothing and furnishings. These fabrics are seen in quilts from 1840 until the end of the War.