Large Hand Painted Mise-en-Carte or Point Paper design for Textile Development: C19th
From 19th century France, a large hand painted mise-en-carte or point paper design used as a template for woven textile development.
There’s a pencil drawn grid alongside small marker dot notations which would have been used by the weavers as a guide to colour and scale.
The point paper enabled the silk designer to transfer a free hand sketch into instructions for the draw loom. The spaces between the horizontal and vertical rows of lines correspond to the warp and weft threads of the weaving.
This textile design has a black background in a soft muted colour palette are tulips, daffodils and roses with foliage.
Would suit most interior settings.
Some historic mends to reverse including a contemporary paper strip joining two halves of design together. There is also a patch repair to replace a missing part of the design. Some losses and tears to edges.
Measurements: 169.5cm L X 78cm