Late 1800s vintage blue print calico cotton
fabric, lovely for aprons or other primitive sewing.
This lot is the same print in two pieces... it's two 36" wide 2 yard lengths sewn lengthwise down the selvage (so it's 4 yards of 36" wide fabric), apparently never 'finished' or used. It's unlaundered, but very spotted with foxing and some brown stains from 100 years of storage.
This fabric is out of a whole cellar full of beautiful old textiles we
purchased recently... including some very unusual and hard to find
fabrics. This was stored away since around WWII, untouched since the
Most of this material does have age related foxing (it was carefully stored, wrapped in paper or tissue, which no one expected at that time to lead to foxing later!). There's discoloration to edges and outer folds and fold lines on this fabric.
It's never been laundered, and we haven't washed or soaked it. It might clean up with a good wash, but we'll leave that up to you!