The bright paisley motif on this neckerchief is adapted from a multicolored roller-printed cotton (Russian, late nineteenth century) in the Museumís collection. Colorful Russian designs such as this were popular in France, perhaps due to their Russian-Asian exoticism. The Museumís collection includes many fine examples of Russian roller-printed cottons.
Silk. Imported. 21'' x 21''.
- 100% Silk
- 21'' x 21''
Art HistoryRussian roller-printed cottons were produced in small villages where nearly every inhabitant was employed in the local textile industry. Colorfast dyes were another important part of their appeal; one Russian producer won a medal at the 1891 Exposition FranÁaise in Moscow for dye quality.