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cloak 1992.9

Object Name: cloak

Place of Creation: Europe, France, Provence
Date: 1780-1790

Accession Number: 1992.9
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • silk
  • printed

Hooded cloak in black glazed cotton, resist block printed with blue, red, purple and yellow in stylised trailing floral and leaf motifs. French cotton. Lining of two coarser, madder-printed Indian (Gujarati) cottons - one with resist floral sprigs; one with resist diamonds in a print resembling tie-die pattern. Cloak fully quilted in a diamond pattern in black cotton. Hood comprising a rectangle pleated into a central point.
Purchased in the late 1920's in Provence and similar to an example in the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts which is documented as made of cotton printed at the Hausmann Factory in Colmar, Alsace.


Type: Length
Height: 44 ins