19th Century French Cretonne - Ornate Floral
These beautiful old French fabrics are becoming harder to find. This old design is decorated with a gorgeous array of ornate foliage and florals in beautiful varied tones. The French cretonne is in good structural condition, It is a full selvedge to selvedge width and the end lengths are slightly uneven and frayed so I have only measured to where the frayed edge starts. There's a few teeny holes here and there but in general very good condition considering its journey The cretonne has been first washed in the machine to check for strength and then further hand washed to freshen further.
"Cretonne was originally a strong, white fabric with a hempen warp and linen weft. The word is sometimes said to be derived from Creton, a village in Normandy where the manufacture of linen was carried on; some other serious sources mention that the cretonne was invented by Paul Creton, an inhabitant of Vimoutiers in the Pays d'Auge, Lower Normandy, France, a village very active in the textile industry in the past centuries."
Size of panel is approx 80cm wide x 110cm in length.