C19th Hand Painted Design Mise-en-Carte or Point Paper Design for Textile Development
From 19th century France, a hand painted mise-en- carte or point paper design used as a template for woven textile development.
Panted in gouache onto a handmade heavy paper, there is a pencil drawn grid alongside smaller marked dot notations which would have been used by the weaver as a guide to colour and scale.
The point paper enabled the silk designer to transfer a free-hand s etch into instructions for the draw loom. The spaces between the horizontal and vertical rows of lines correspond to the warp and weft threads of weaving.
This particular design is for the border of a textile and would look good mounted and framed, it would suit most interior settings.
The condition is good for an original painted design from this era, there are some creases and minor losses to painted surface.
Measurements: 61.5cm W X 26cm H